What Are The Changes In The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement was an ongoing fight for racial fairness that took place for over a hundred years after the Civil War. Martin Luther King, Jr., Booker T. Washington, and Rosa Parks led the battles that eventually made changes in the law. When most people talk about the Civil Rights Movement they are talking about the rallies in the 1950s and 1960s that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1870, Americans likely would not have anticipated the need for the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment guaranteed African Americans the right to vote. The Fourteenth Amendment had guaranteed full rights of citizenship. Three years before that, the Thirteenth Amendment had abolished slavery in America forever. The new time was known as Reconstruction.…show more content…
When in reality the switch in focus was based on the facts that changes in law had already taken place that solved most issues clearing the path for other events. President McKinley faced the Spanish American War that was a brief conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States arose out of Spanish policies in Cuba. The Industrial Revolution was a period in which the old way of doing things was replaced with the new. There were important changes occurred in agriculture, fabric and metal manufacture, transportation, economic policies and the social structure in England. Under presidents Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt the Great depression which was a time of declining and lower economic activity in the worldwide economy from the late 1920s through the 1930s. In the United States, it began with the stock market crash in October 1929 and was characterized by a decline in business activity into
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