STUDENT WELCOME PAGE

THE NATION CLASSROOM
History as It Happened

RACE RELATIONS and CIVIL RIGHTS
MODULE EIGHT: 1991-Present

STUDENT PRACTICE ACTIVITY THREE

WRITE YOUR DBQ ESSAY
Directions: The following question asks you to write a well-organized, concise essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents 1–8 and your knowledge of the period 1991 – Present. The best answers will not only cite key pieces of evidence from the documents but also include outside knowledge of the period.

DBQ: Despite the many acts of racism reported across the United States in the years before, during, and after the election in 2008 of Barack Obama, his victory as the first African American president in U.S. history was a sign that the nation had entered a new era in race relations.