The Impact Of The Civil Rights Act

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Near the end of the nineteenth century, African Americans had decided to fight for their freedom. The social and economic of the KKK racism era were deep-rooted. The power of white supremacists was extensive, most African American were afraid of any involvement within the political areas. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century African American were fighting for their rights as freed people. The Civil Rights Acts portrays how much the government did little to none for African American throughout the United States, and how the Civil Rights act affected people.
During the year 1866 congress passed the civil rights act. This act defined United States citizenship for the first time and affirmed that all male citizen was equally protected
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During the time president Dwight D. Eisenhower passed a bill that establish a permanent assignment on Civil Rights, but it did not guarantee a ballot for African Americans. The act initiated a greater federal role in protection the rights of African Americans and other minorities.11” The 1957 Civil Rights Bill aimed to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote. It wanted a new division within the federal Justice Department to monitor civil rights abuses and a joint report to be done by representatives of both major political parties (Democrats and Republicans) on the issues of race relations.” 12” The new act established the Civil Rights Section of the Justice Department and empowered federal prosecutors to obtain court injunction with the right to vote” 13“The Civil Rights Act of 1957 maintained the mood of the bill- it aimed to increase the number of registered black voters and stated its support of such a move. However, any person found guilty of obstructing someone’s right to register barely faced the prospect of punishment as a trial by jury in the South meant the accused had to face an all-white jury as only whites could be jury members.” 14“The Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments to the U.S Constitution, which were ratified in 1868 and 1870 respectively, granted congress the power to enforce civil rights with legislation, and it is this power that serves as the constitutional basis of the

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