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Test Your Knowledge of the History of Student Protests


What piece of legislation was the focus of a large protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston in 1773?

The Tea Act was the inspiration for the Boston Tea Party, an event which coined the phrase ‘no taxation without representation’.
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Which 19th century icon of the women’s suffrage movement led a protest at the 1876 Centennial and paved the way for the 19th Amendment?

Susan B. Anthony was an early pioneer of the suffrage movement (alongside Elizabeth Cady Stanton) and was president of the National Women Suffrage Association.
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20th century protests (predominantly led by peace activists) were common against which war?

American involvement in the Vietnam War was a contentious topic, with many leftists arguing against American intervention in foreign conflicts.
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The 1969 case Tinker v. Des Moines protected the rights of students in which setting?

In this case, Tinker v. Des Moines focused on a group of students wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War (and who were suspended for doing so).
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The Women’s March was a worldwide event prompted by the election of which United States president?

Women’s March events around the globe drew over 5 million participants.
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Test Your Knowledge of the History of Student Protests
Protests are a fascinating and dynamic challenge. You’re clearly interested in the mechanisms of change – use what you’ve learned to make a difference!
You know your stuff! If anyone understands the power of the protest, it’s you. Keep digging into the history and politics of our country to understand the power you hold and the responsibility you have as a member of our country’s fabric.
You’re a master of the protest! If anyone understands the importance of the protest to our country’s history, it’s you. Use your voice for good and as a tool to stick up for what you believe in.

What Form of Protest Would You Be Best At?


How do you like to read about the news?

How do you prefer to communicate?

How do you prefer to engage with political and social issues?

What role do you take on during school projects?

Which social network is your platform of choice?

What type of learner are you?

What do you consider the biggest hurdle to political discourse in our country?

What Form of Protest Would You Be Best At?
Social media is your superpower!
You understand the value of spreading awareness and ensuring that everyone has a working understanding of our country’s biggest issues. Use your platform to promote activists, events, and opportunities that your followers may otherwise be unaware of. Who knows – social media activism may be your ticket into influencing our country’s legislation!
In-person protests are right for you!
You thrive in settings where you can (literally) make your voice heard. Reach out to local advocacy groups, join group protests, and start a club at your school (such as an Amnesty International chapter). Each of these methods provide you with effective ways to connect with others while also promoting change.
Reach out to your local representatives.
You’re a policy wonk, and you aren’t afraid to show it. You enjoy writing and making your voice heard through the page, and contacting your local representatives directly is your best way to engage with local issues and solidify your understanding of the facts.
Become a journalist.
\Whether you pursue unbiased news reporting or evidence-based opinion writing, the field of journalism is one of the best ways to dive deep into an issue and share the true stories of people affected by world events. You create a living log of history as it’s unfolding. Responsible journalism is the lifeblood of democracy, and when injustice is exposed, people rise to action.


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