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Question 1: In Sweatt, the Court considered the constitutionality of Texas's state system of ________, which educated blacks and whites at separate institutions.
Bachelor's degreeLegal educationJuris DoctorLaw school

Question 2: It was Charles Hamilton Houston, a ________ graduate and a law professor at Howard University, who in the 1930s first began to challenge racial discrimination in the federal courts.
Harvard Law SchoolYale Law SchoolHarvard Business SchoolHarvard University

Question 3: The Fourteenth Amendment was enacted in 1868, shortly after the Union victory in the ________.
United StatesBleeding KansasTennesseeAmerican Civil War

Question 4: The most important among these, however, was Bingham, a Congressman from ________, who drafted the language of the Equal Protection Clause.
OhioMichiganNew JerseyIndiana

Question 5: However, the Fifth Amendment's ________ guarantee, beginning with Bolling v. Sharpe (1954), has been interpreted as imposing the same restrictions on the federal government.
Equal Protection ClauseSecond Amendment to the United States ConstitutionFourteenth Amendment to the United States ConstitutionDue process

Question 6: Smith declared that the Democratic primary in ________, in which voting was restricted to whites alone, was unconstitutional, partly on equal protection grounds.

Question 7: ________, a former student of Houston's and the future Solicitor General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, joined him.
Rosa ParksAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Thurgood MarshallMartin Luther King, Jr.

Question 8: Lloyd Gaines was a black student at Lincoln University of Missouri, one of the historically black colleges in ________.

Question 9: Since the ________, however, such invalidations have been rare.
New DealNational Recovery AdministrationFranklin D. RooseveltGreat Depression

Question 10: The effort was led by the Radical Republicans of both houses of Congress, including John Bingham, ________, and Thaddeus Stevens.
John Quincy AdamsCharles SumnerDaniel WebsterEdward Everett

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