Lecture 11 - 26 Feb

Lecture 11 - 26 Feb - Lecture Outline The Civil Rights Act...

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Lecture Outline, 2/26/08 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act 1965 Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights The Constitution and the President The President as “clerk and wartime commander” The Rise of the Modern Presidency
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Civil Rights Act of 1964 JFK backed it after Birmingham marches LBJ gave it key push Main provisions: Banned segregation in education and public accommodations. No federal funds for states/agencies that discriminate (shared federalism at work). Barred job discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and gender. Create EEOC to enforce.
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Percentage of southern black children in school with whites 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 1954 1956 1958 1960 1962 1964 1966 1968 1970 1972 1974 Year Percentage
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End literacy test, poll taxes etc Federal officers could be sent into the state to register voters directly. Covered states had to obtain clearance from DOJ before changing election laws. Results:
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