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Social Studies

Thurgood Marshall and Lyndon B. Johnson

Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland
Thurgood's teachers had him study and memorize the Constitution. It later helped him become a lawyer and understand what the laws mean.
Debate means a discussion in which many sides of an argument are presented.
Thurgood Marshall was not allowed to attend the University of Maryland because African-Americans were not allowed to attend.
The most famous case Marshall took to the U.S. Supreme Court was Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
The court case Brown vs. Board of Education helped end segregation in public schools.
Thurgood Marshall's nickname was "Mr. Civil Rights."
Thurgood Marshall served on the Supreme Court for twenty-four years.
Marshall is honored with a statue in front of the federal building in his hometown of Baltimore and a U.S. postage stamp
A system of keeping some people separate from others is called segregation
The basic freedoms that citizens deserve to have are called civil rights
A lack of money is known as poverty
Respect for others' values and beliefs is called tolerance
The law that made tests and other unfair practices illegal to keep African-Americans from voting is called The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The law that ended segregation and protects the basic rights of citizens is called The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Johnson believed that one way for people to get out of poverty is get an education
President Johnson appointed this civil rights lawyer to the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall
Johnson became president in 1963 because John F. Kennedy was assassinated (shot).
Johnson's campaign was called "The Great Society"
The Johnson Space Center is named in honor of Lyndon B. Johnson because he helped the country send men to the moon
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