The Civil Right Act Of 1964

By Joseph Luna

Movement

"The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a land mark piece of Civil Rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin." It ended on equal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the work place, and by facilities that serve the general public (known as public accamandations). "Powers given to enforce the ads were intentionally weak, but were supplemented during later years. Congress asserted its authority to legislate under several different parts of the United States Constitution, principally its powers to regulate interstate commerce under Article One (section 8)".

"For decades after reconstruction (1865-1877), the US congress did not pass a single Civil Rights Act. Finally, in 1957, it established a Civil Rights section of the Justice Department, along with a commission on the Civil Rights to investigate discriminatory conditions. Three years later congress provided for court-appointed referees to help blacks register to vote. When John F. Kennedy entered the White House in 1961, he intentionally delayed in supporting new anti discrimination measures. Protest sprung up in the South, including one in Bermingham Alabama, where police brutally suppressed non violent demonstrations.

Connection to Presnt Day

"......Civil Rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin." Donald Trump says that he dislikes Muslims and Mexicans; he comes around saying that he is going to build a wall around the United States. He is putting discrimation at them because of their/ours national origin. Also, when he becomes President that he'll kick them out of the country.

Impact

"The Civil Rights Act of 1964 terminated unequal application in regards to voter registration requirements and all forms of racial segregation in schools, in the work place, and by facilities that offered services to the general public." The only reason were able to be friends that have multiple national origins and different colors is amazing. Without the movement of the Act we would have certain specific friends. We wouldn't be able to go to the same park, store, schools, water parks, even churches. I am so glad that we are able to have everything we have in this society.

Three Fun Facts

1. "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 trailed by some of the most important legislation in American history was signed into law 50 years ago wensday of April 10."

2. "The Act has the longest filibuster in US Senate history...."

3. "Most people don't realize that today at all - in proportional terms, had a far higher percentage of republicans voted for this bill than democrats did."

Event that influenced my topic

Some 9th graders in my school were picking on a student because he was blind and because he was black. While they were doing that, they were also making fun of his national origin saying he was dumb just like his tribe. They showed discrimination towards him because of his inability to see and because of his race.

Bibliography

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http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-act


"Civil Rights Act of 1964." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2016-author:Dcirovic

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964


History.com Staff. "Civil Rights Act." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2010. Web. 19 May 2016

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-act


"Civil Rights Act of 1964." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2016-author:Dcirovic

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964


"Civil." Rights Act Of 1964 -. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2016.

http://civil.laws.com/civil-rights-act-of-1964


What You Might Not Know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 19 May 2016.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/10/politics/civil-rights-act-interesting-facts/