Essay on The Response Of The Government / Effectiveness

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The response of the government/effectiveness During John F. Kennedy 's appointment as president of the United States, he urged for a civil rights bill to be passed. Therefore, in 1964 the Civil Right Act was passed by President Lyndon Johnson who carried out Kennedy’s plans for a civil rights reform after his assassination. This act ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act also enforced many other laws that were previously placed. Brown vs. Board of Education eliminated segregation in schools in 1954; however, children were still getting denied education or not being treated equally because of their race. Banning segregation in public places, which includes schools gave people the opportunity to be in a comfortable learning environment with the least amount of animosity possible.
In lieu of banning employment discrimination citizens of color who considered military service as a job were now enlisting in the army without fear of being denied. The Executive Order 9981 was established in 1948 by President Truman. It was made to ensure equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces but, it was not always enforced because officials continued to act on their own prejudice and bias toward African Americans ( In addition to the Civil Right Act of 1964, the Voters Rights Act was signed into law by…

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