Civil Rights Act Document Analysis

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This document begins by stating that the purpose of the act is to protect all citizens of their legal and civil rights. To create a just society, all men, regardless of race, political or religious standpoint should be equal. All people in the United States will have equal access and enjoyment of accommodations, facilities, inns, and entertainment. Failure to abide by these laws will result in the violator to pay the victim $500, as well as serving 30 days to one year in jail, or fined $500-$1,000 if convicted for the misdemeanor. Another purpose of the act is to allow any citizen, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude can serve as a grand or petit juror. If someone violates that, he will be fined no more than $5,000 if convicted. Lastly, any cases arisen under the provisions of the act can be renewed without question by the Supreme Court.…show more content…
This document allows all people regardless of their race, color, or any other specification can utilize the same things that all other people can. Creating this document was a big step forward after slavery. Abolitionists had dreamed that an act such as this would one day be created for our country. It is unbelievable how much progress has been accomplished since the times before this act. African Americans used to be slaves, but now they aren’t treated any differently than anyone else, and that was the objective of the Civil Rights Act of
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