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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What discrepancy was committed by public officials in 1970 that caused problems for the Daley Administration?
2. Why did a particular important figure frustrate Richard Daley during the period of protests against segregated neighborhoods?
3. How did segregation aid the Democratic political machine in Chicago?
4. With whom did Richard Daley become most upset during the time of growing racial conflict?
5. What was the year of the election for Richard Daley's fourth term?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
After a study found that the Chicago Police were more abusive to African-Americans than they were to whites, the commission suggested blacks and whites be treated more equitably. Richard Daley responded by ordering that whites apprehended by police receive more severe treatment. How was this decision by Daley, along with other events, a precursor to the violence that overshadowed the 1968 Democrat National Convention? Identify at least two other events that suggested Chicago was a dangerous site for the convention.
Essay Topic 2
Richard Daley used his power over the political system of Chicago to coerce people . Consider that you were living in an ethnic neighborhood in Chicago and a precinct captain suggested that if you did not vote for Democrats in the coming election you might lose access to your publicly supported housing. You would like to see something done to protect you and your family from this type of threat so you have decided to write a letter to the editor so the entire city knows the problem you and your friends are facing. List some of the consequences you might face from writing such a letter, then write the letter. Are the consequences you might face for having the letter published a reasonable cost for exposing the truth?
Essay Topic 3
Based upon what you know of how criminals had infiltrated Chicago City Hall in the 1920's and 1930's, why do you think that it was important for Richard Daley to develop a relationship with Abraham Marovitz, a prosecutor who had associations with gangsters. How could that relationship make Daley valuable to the Cook County Democrat Party?
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