I’m stuck on a Powerpoint question and need an explanation.
a. Summarize a news event involving the US government taken from a reputable source such as CNN, Fox, BBC, etc.
i.Summaries must be at least 100 words in length
b. Analyze the event’s tie to your text
.i. Each analysis should clearly tie your event to material from the textbook.
ii. Each analysis should be at least 250 words in length
c. Predict the effects of their event
i. Effects are a subjective analysis in which students will use prior knowledge of different cause and effect relationships within the structure of US government policy to predict an outcome of their chosen event
ii. Predictions should be at least 50 words in length
Please make sure to tie the essay to the Summary:
During the past century, the United states has undergone a revolution in the legal status of its traditionally disadvantaged groups, including African Americans, women, Native Americans. Hispanic American, Asian Americans. Such groups are now provided equal protection under the law in areas such as education, employment and voting. Discrimination by race, sex, and ethnicity has not been eliminated from American life, but it is no longer substantially backed by the force of law. This advance was achieved against string resistance from established interests, which only begrudgingly and slowly responded to demands for equality in law. Traditionally disadvantage Americans have achieved fuller equality primarily as a result of their struggle for greater rights. the Supreme Court has been a instrument of change for disadvantaged groups. its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), in which racial segregation in public schools was declared a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal- protection clause, was a major breakthrough in equal rights. Through its affirmative action and other rulings, such as those providing equal access to the vote, the Court has also mandated the active promotion of social, political and economic equality. However, because civil rights policy involves large issues concerned with social values and the distribution of society’s opportunities and benefits questions of civil rights and inherently contentious. For this reason, legislatures and executive have been deeply involved in such issues. The history of civil rights includes landmark legislation, such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act.
In more recent decades, civil rights issues have receded from the prominence they had during 1960s. The scope of affirmative-action programs has narrowed, and the use of forced busing to achieve racial integration in America’s public schools has been largely eliminated. The legal gains of disadvantages groups over the past half century have not been matched by the material gains. Although progress in areas such as education, income and health care has been made, it has been slow. Tradition, prejudice, and the sheer difficulty of social, economic, and political progress stand as formidable obstacles to achieving a more equal America.