Essay about The Civil Rights Act Of The United States

1256 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
Einstein once said, “Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” Civil disobedience has been in human nature ever since civilizations were born and laws were formed, thus, placing people and rulers alike under one government. It is because of these laws that there is a possibility of civil disobedience. People go against the government for many reasons, including a feeling of unrest or unfair laws and taxes. Other reasons are political instability and official corruption, which were coincidentally some factors that led to the fall of the Roman Empire. All of these factors provide adequate evidence as to why it is appropriate to go against the government under certain circumstances. First of all, it is appropriate to go up against the government under certain circumstances if the government practices segregation or slavery. Racial segregation in the United States ended in 1964 because of the Civil Rights Act, enacted by President Johnson. Before the Civil Rights Act had been passed, there was a movement called the Civil Rights Movement, which was led by Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and many more. One of the components that started the Civil Rights Movement was the refusal to give up a bus seat to a white man by a 42 year old woman named Rosa Parks. According to Dove, Parks’ actions led to an opportunity for Martin Luther King Jr. to play a key role in the Civil Rights Movement. Segregation provides a perfect example as to why it…

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