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Civil Rights Act of 1964
Transcript of Civil Rights Act of 1964
The act outlawed segregation in businesses. This includes theaters, restaurants, and hotels.
It ended discrimination in employment.
Not only did the act outlaw discrimination for race, but it also outlawed discrimination for sex.
Civil Right Act of 1964
Civil Rights Movement Project
By Shaun Bhurgri
What is Discrimination and Segregation
Some of the effects of this act ended discrimination in employment and segregation in public places. This means that you could not deny serving someone because of their race or sex. This also means that you can't employ or not employ somebody because of their race/sex.
How the Act Formed
The idea of the act was originally thought of by John F. Kennedy. After JFK died, Lyndon B. Johnson made it all happen. The act was drafted in the Department of Justice which was headed by Robert F. Kennedy.
A Bit More Modern
This act did a great job of giving African Americans the rights they deserved and led to the wonderful nation we have today, including our first black President of the United States Of America, Barack Obama.
What the Act Outlawed
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a document signed by Lyndon Baines Johnson. 'Twas signed on June 2, 1964.
Public places in the South became private to avoid having to accommodate blacks, as a public place would have.
The most common complaint of whites was that blacks were pushing "too hard" and "too fast" for equality.
Blacks became impatient for change and put more pressure.
More protest from the south.
More frustration from the North.
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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King only met once.
John and Robert Kennedy shared the same middle name, which was Fitzgerald.
Lyndon B. Johnson's Middle name is Baines.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Pros and Cons
More Fun Facts
I - The voting requirements must be the same for all people.
Title II - Outlawed discrimination in all public places.
III - Access to public facilities could not be denied based on race, religion, or national origin.
IV - Required that public schools no longer be segregated.
V - Gave more powers to the Civil Rights Commission.
VI - Outlawed discrimination by government agencies.
VII - Outlawed discrimination by employers based on race, gender, religion, or national origin.
VIII - Required that voter data and registration information be provided to the government.
IX - Allowed civil rights lawsuits to be moved from local courts to federal courts.
X - Established the Community Relations Service.
XI - Miscellaneous.
A year after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, the Voting Rights act was signed. This assured that everyone was given the right to vote.
More Republicans were in favor of the law than Democrats.
Martin Luther King Jr. attended the official signing of the law.
Most voting requirements, besides age, were eliminated by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
All Blacks were given the rights they deserve.
The Declaration of Independence is now More true.
The violence caused by the more aggressive African Americans has stopped.
The Whites hadn't enjoyed the decision and didn't want the act.
The act had to make big changes around the nation and were troublesome to deal with.
I believe that the Civil Rights Act and the Civil Rights Movement itself were both great things and I am glad that they happened. Our country today would not be the same if the Civil Rights Movement and everything in it did not happen.