The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the first endeavor to address an extensive variety of biased practices since the US Supreme Court proclaimed the Reconstruction-period Civil Rights Act of 1875 illegal. The prior Act was focused around the Fourteenth Amendment in Section 1 and 5 which abridges that all persons merit level with assurance of the laws; and the Congress should have force to implement, by fitting enactment, the procurements of this article (Deveaux, 2013). Cases prior to this case found that the Congress fail to offer the power under the Fourteenth Amendment to implement social liberties enactment against business and people, and because of this circumstance, private organizations are permitted to prohibit African-American people from access to open offices and different organizations. The choice in Civil Rights Cases seemed to strip the Legislative limb of a method for tending to disparities. In 1964, Congress attempted an alternate strategy, composition hostile to separation enactment that connected to non-government substances by summoning its powers under the Interstate Commerce Clause.
1. Why was this case so important? It was a path breaking case in the United States. One could think that passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a step powerful enough to prevent Americans from being discriminated. The Heart of Atlanta Motel case is an example that it was not enough and not all businesses (such as hotels) obeyed the law.
A. Plan of Investigation This investigation aims to answer the question, “How did the Cold War effect the progression of women’s and civil rights, for African Americans, in the Unites States of America?” To assess how the treatment of women and African Americans changed during the Cold War, this investigation focuses on international scrutiny of the United States. Specifically how the scrutiny lead to the introduction of new policies in the United States that improved the treatment of women and African Americans. Throughout the time period that made up the Cold War, numerous advancements were made in the Unites States’ in the form of new reforms. Reforms such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, are some of the more notable changes during the Cold War.
Civil Rights in the 60s Albertis McCray The American Experience Since 1945/145 1/10/2012 Christina Winn Civil Rights in the 60s Prior to World War II, the struggle for blacks’ rights was limited primarily to the major urban areas and the Deep South. Many Americans had no interaction with other races, and to them, this struggle was misunderstood and not really a part of their daily lives. After the War, many returning white soldier’s had a different perspective on race relations. Having served with both black and minority soldiers, and been exposed to foreign countries, white soldiers realized there were more to minorities than the color of their skin. With the invention of television and the coverage of civil rights movement speeches coming into American living rooms from across the country, things started to change.
Topic: Voter Fraud or Voter Suppression Date: 10/26/12 There is no right more important than the right to vote. The civil rights act of 1965 expanded voting rights to African Americans by prohibiting the use of literacy test and other forms of discriminatory qualifications. The voting booth is the one place where all are presumed equal, yet the reality is that the playing field is far from level. Citizens are still denied an equal opportunity to cast a ballot and have it counted. Today we are witnessing the greatest attack on voting rights in over a century.
Everything in life has a foundation that it was built upon, and the EEOC was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. So what is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? The employment section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known as Title VII, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion, and also prohibits employers from retaliating against any employee who exercises his or her rights under Title VII (Cornell, 2014). The Civil Rights movement of the early 1960s peaked in the spring and summer of 1963. On June 19, 1963, President John F. Kennedy sent comprehensive civil rights legislation to Congress, asking it to “make a commitment it has not fully made in this century to the proposition that race has no place in American life or law (Cornell, 2014).” However, there was stiff political and social opposition to the legislation (Cornell, 2014).
The Fifteenth Amendment: A Solution or a Stepping Stone? Written by: Anna Carlson 12 February 2012 The Fifteenth Amendment attempted to give all black U.S. Citizens the right to vote, but the outraged indignation of many white citizens prevented this reality from occurring. In the time between the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment and the proposal of the Twenty Fourth Amendment, almost a centuries worth of time, white supremacists used a variety of tactics to prevent the Blacks from voting, including literacy tests, poll taxes, and physical intimidation. With the ratification of the Twenty Fourth amendment, many of these dealings became illegal, and voter discrimination was thought to be eliminated, but was it truly gone? There are modern day tactics, such as the requirement of a valid I.D.
The legislation made it unlawful for an employer to refuse to hire or discharge any person due to his race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title VII of the act created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to implement the law. Today, I feel as though people still discriminate on both sides of employment opportunities. Many women are paid less than men who do the same exact work. Even though there is a law preventing this, it still happens.
The Disability Rights Movement The disability rights movement, over the last couple of decades, has made the injustices faced by people with disabilities visible to the American public and to politicians. This required reversing the centuries-long history of segregation and discrimination toward disabled people. Arlene Mayerson, the author of The History of the ADA: A Movement Perspective, claims “the disability rights movement adopted many of the same strategies that the civil rights movement used. Like the African-Americans who refused to move to the back of the bus, people with disabilities obstructed the movement of inaccessible buses and marched through the streets to protest injustice,” (Mayerson,
Spartacus.com states, “The 1964 Civil Rights Act made racial discrimination in public places, such as theaters, restaurants and hotels, illegal. It also required employers to provide equal employment opportunities. Projects involving federal funds could now be cut off if there was evidence of discriminated based on [color], race or national origin.” But the states like Mississippi ignored