The Civil Rights

Is difficult to overstate the importance of Civil Rights Act

Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the civil rights legislation, and it continues to resonate in America. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.

Powers given to enforce the act were initially weak, but were supplemented during later years. Congress asserted its authority to legislate under several different parts of the United States Constitution, principally its power to regulate interstate commerce under Article One, its duty to guarantee all citizens equal protection of the laws under the 14th Amendment and its duty to protect voting rights under the 15th Amendment. The Act was signed into law by President Lyndol B. Johnson on July 2, 1964 at the White House.

Who was first to sign the Civil Rights Act ?

President Lyndon Johnson