IMPORTANT EVENTS
CONSTITUTION &
BILL OF RIGHTS
MISSOURI COMPROMISE
CIVIL WAR & 13TH and 14TH AMENDMENTS
DRED SCOTT
BROWN VS. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
BAKKE DECISION
PLESSY VS. FERGUSON
PROPOSITION 209
WORLD WAR II
INTERVIEWS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERVIEWS
CARL CLEMMONS
MASAKO HIRATA
IRENE LEON
INFORMATION
DICTIONARY
TEACHER PAGE
SAMPLE INTERVIEW PAGE





PROPOSITION 209 - 1996 

On November 6, 1996 54% of California voters passed an intiative to end affirmative action in state hiring and education. There was a rise in concerns not only in California but in the entire nation over affirmative action. It was a continuation of concerns such as those voiced in the Bakke case. The courts found it difficult to solve the dilemna which in helping one group of people, harmed another. There seemed to be a lack of properly addressing the needs of all. Imediately after the intiative in California passed, the ACLU protested it as unconstitutional. It is presently still in court and still a problem that needs to be addressed.