Arguing Arkansas: Analyzing the Impact of Eisenhower's Little Rock Speech

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A short activity for High School U.S. History and U.S. Government Courses

Question: How did civil rights conflicts affect American society during the Eisenhower era?

Description: Students will use a variety of primary sources to begin to understand how Eisenhower's Little Rock speech shaped the reaction to the Civil Rights Movement.

Benchmarks:
US History: SS.912.A.7.8 (Analyze Significant Supreme Court Decisions)

US Government: SS.912.C.2.9 (Identify Expansion of Civil Rights and Liberties using Principles of Foudning Documents)

Language Arts: LAFS.1112.RH.1.2 (Determine Central Ideas and Summarize)


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