The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is hailed by many as one of the most important legislations in the American history. The act was passed into law 52 years ago under a lot of pressure and resistance from white senators and African American activists. The act, which was largely known as the “Bill of the century” was aimed at bringing equality for blacks and whites and end racial prejudice. The act was targeted to revolutionize America where blacks and whites would eat together in the same hotels and enjoy similar rights in public places without any discrimination.
In 1911, one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history occurred when the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burned, killing 145 workers. It is one of the most remembered incidents since the deaths were largely preventable. Most victims died as a result of neglected safety features and locked doors within the factory building. While the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire did result in a new legislation for safety in the work place, it was not the most important result. The most important result was the institution of the process to enforce pre-existing legislation regarding worker safety and protection in the workplace along with the laws that followed.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was first elected Vice President to President John F. Kennedy. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated he took the presidency. Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th United States President. He had a vision to make America a “ Great Society”. Three main points of Lyndon B. Johnson were the civil rights act, great society, and his foreign affairs.
Throughout the book, it is notable that the author tries to depict how life was in the year of 1964, providing the reader important information about historical events that happened at the time. The story starts in the first of July, a day before the signing of the civil rights act. The author chose to utilize this date since it is an important clue about the historical background of the book, as the United States approaches towards the civil rights act. The signing of the civil rights act is definitely demonstrated in the scene where Rosaleen watches the news on the television. The news states that; "Today, July second, 1964," he said, "The president of the United States signed the Civil Rights Act into law in the East Room of the White House."
In 1974, Non-English speaking Chinese students filed a class action suit against the San Francisco Unified School District and Alan H. Nichols. The students stated that they were immersed in all-English classes with no accommodations or resources that enabled them to become proficient in English. The Supreme Court concluded that not providing instructional support or materials for non-English students is unacceptable. Moreover, the school district was not complying with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits institutions who are receiving federal aid to discriminate a person’s characteristics such as color, race, or national origin.
My topic of interest The civil Rights Act of 1968. While growing up, Civil Rights were always a pivotal discussion in my home in addition, my grandfather had problems purchasing a home in Long Beach, California in 1948 due to Racially Restrictive Covenants. I will conduct research at The City of Long Beach main library and interview elders in my family.
INTRODUCTION Did you know that discrimination against people with criminal records on the society is related on the Civil Rights Act of 1964? that is just one of the major information that you can learn about the things that can be disscussed on this topic is about the issue of how the government act to this and how can they help those people suffering because of it, about the discrimination on these people with criminal records when the punishment assigned to the convict has ended. there are still so many issue that you can find interesting or maybe curious and can help you or the people close to you when the time they are on the same situation that described on this research.
during the civil rights movement there was a lot of chaos going on. People back then were treated differently due to segregation. The african american people tried fighting for their rights to have the same equality as the white people had. any african american tried making history by either going to an all white school or getting their rights to vote.
The United States is often referred to as ‘the melting pot’ because of the different ethnicities and races that American society is composed of. Indeed, the United States presents an interesting phenomenon of coexistence of different cultures. Yet, it is important to understand that differences often lead to power imbalances, and the United States, does not deny that it has become a victim of it. For many centuries, American society was shackled with different types of historical inequalities, including ethnic, racial, sexual, class, and gender inequalities. We do not deny that the United States also has a shameful experience of the most rigid system of racial discrimination for one of our minority groups, such as slavery.
A government “Of the people, by the people, for the people,” is the very basis of the United States government, where popular sovereignty rules. The nation is a democracy, where the power is vested in the people. At the heart of the nation is the people. The “people”, however has not always been, and many argue, still not all-inclusive. American citizens hold unique rights and responsibilities, but have not always.