Lyndon B Johnson Sign The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Dbq Essay

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Lyndon B Johnson was the president who signed the civil rights act of 1964, a landmark piece of legaslature ensuring equal rights, yet some controversy remains about the reasons for why he signed it. LBJ was born in Stonewall Texas, August 27, 1908 and raised in a local political family. By the time he was an adult he was working as a teacher in a segregated school, teaching kids considered non-white, then as a senator, and finally LBJ became the 36th President of the United States of America. The question is, did Lyndon B. Johnson sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on Principle, or Politics. Doing something for politics means to do it for personal benefit. on the other hand doing something for principle means to do it is the ethical or correct thing to do. There are three good examples showing that Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because of principle. These examples are his personal experience, witness to the injustices, and his freedom from political bonds. …show more content…

In Document A, it is shown how Johnson was a teacher for underprivilidged kids, which still tried to present themselves in an appropriate manner for school as it was important to them. This example shows principle was more important because, it would leave a lasting impression on any person who taught kids that were constantly being brought down. This would lead Lyndon B Johnson to try to help the same type of people later in

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