Civil Rights Act of 1964

By: Nikki, Hannah, Audrey, Paige


The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson just a few hours after House approval on July 2, 1964. The act outlawed segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants, and hotels. It banned discrimination practices in employment and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, libraries, and public schools.

WHO was involved in the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

President Lyndon B. Johnson, President JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Legislative branch where all involved in th Civil Rights Act of 1964.

WHAT was the civil rights act of 1964 and WHAT happened?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was an act that fought against discrimination towards people. Whites and minorities had to make peace with eachother in this slow equalifying process.

WHEN was the Civil Rights Act enacted?

It was enacted July 2, 1964.

WHERE did the Civil Rights Act occur?

Legislative Branch; Capital Building; Washington D.C.; White House

WHY was the Civil Rights Act set in place?

It was set to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender or national origins.

What made the civil rights act of 1964 occur? Some events that led to the act was ...

Major discrimination, and segregation in schools, and public facilities. People stood up and went on strike for the rights! Rosa Parks stayed in her seat when a white person told her to get out of her seat.

What were the effects of the event? How did it change life for African Americans?

It gave them all a chance for equality. At first the powers given to enforce the act were weak but got better as the years passed. It ended unequal voter registration, racial segregation at schools, workplaces, and public facilities.

How did this event contribute to the civil rights movement as a whole? How did it lead to future events?

The Civil Rights Act was important to the civil right movement as a whole because the act fought against racial, religious, gender, national origin, color, and discrimination. Which is mostly what the civil rights movement was about. The act eventually lead to less or no racism or discrimination.