CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

EVERYONE DESERVES TO HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS!!

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregration in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public known as public accommodations. The Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964 at the White House.

THE PROCESS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT!

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT?

It's important to have the Civil Rights Act because it outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The law proposed to give the full equality to the people who were being discriminated (African American Citizens and others) and it was a start to a better life for them as they had the opportunity to find jobs.