Activity: Analyzing the Documents

Over the next several pages you will review various documents related to President Eisenhower’s decision to use federal troops to enforce a federal court’s orders to integrate school in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Each page will provide a primary document or image and guiding questions.  Use the guiding questions and the graphic organizeras needed to analyze the documents and evaluate the president’s decision.

You do not have to submit answers to the questions or the graphic organizers.  In the next section you will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion around the essential question:

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