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The Civil Rights Act of 1964

History assignment :)

Antonio Franco

on 7 May 2013

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Transcript of The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Background Discrimination and a racism has existed throughout history. Few civil rights have been given to blacks and other minorities. The Civil Rights Movement
generally led up to the Act. The problems with segregation. Women also fought to end
discrimination in gender. Debate In the general public: Successes The Civil Rights Act of 1964 itself is the main success after the debate. The Act stated: Many were pressured to support the idea. Groups and organizations of whites threatened blacks and other supporters. a person's rights were protected when seeking employment or when in other types of public facilities. it banned discrimination for a person's race color, national origin, religion, or gender. Blacks and other minorities received the most benefits from the Act. It removed racial conflict between blacks and whites. It paved a way for new political ideology.
It eventaully led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Failures Almost everyone from the south did not support the idea of ending discrimination. In Congress: The House of Represenitives approved the bill after 70 days of public hearings. It took many months for the senate to make a decision because of a 83-day filibuster delaying further debate. It took many years for the law to be fully followed. Segregation was never fully stopped. Supporters ran protests and campaigns that demanded the addition of civil rights. These events not only included blacks, but whites too. On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill after the House of Representatives agreed on the Senate's revisions. Consequences The Act was able to give additional rights and opportunities to blacks, other minorities, and women. It was able to pave a way for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This Act removed discrimination when voting. Society has become more equal. The removal of discrimination has been enforced in all public places. Today, blacks having freedom is now accepted instead of being frowned upon. After the Act's approval, a new meaning of what freedom truly is has been established up until today. Thanks for watching. The Civil Rights Movement did not end after the Act passed.
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