Civil Rights Act of 1964
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 tried to provide more opportunities to people of all ethnicities and social classes. How did he/she feel about it? Choose this Topic to show his/her thoughts and trace how this legislation affected him.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was created to provide more opportunities to people of all ethnicities and social classes. Was this legislation significant in his/her life?
- During the Civil Rights movement of 1957 to 1965, Congress was under intense pressure from massive civil demonstrations. Was he/she involved in them? What happened?
- As a result of the demonstrations, Congress enacted new legislation. In what way was this legislation for the exercise of citizenship rights by African-Americans encouraging or discouraging? How did it affect him?
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protected citizens against discrimination and segregation in voting, education and the use of public facilities. Was he/she for or against this act? Why?
- After the act was passed what were some of his/her personal experiences? Describe them. Was he/she welcomed or welcoming in theaters or restaurants? Was he/she persecuted in anyway? How?
- What did he/she see in our society that still needed improvement? Did the act leave anything out that he/she would have added? What was it and why?
- The Act was evidence of the distance U.S. society had moved in the ten years since the 1954 Supreme Court decision which outlawed segregation in schools. What specific changes did he/she see happening during that time?