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The Civil Rights Act is actually called The Civil Rights Act of 1964. The exact date it was enacted was July 2, 1964. Lyndon B. Johnson is the president who signed it into law.

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I think when Martin Luther King, Jr. died

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What president of the United State signed the first major civil rights act of the century?

Although there were other civil rights acts passed earlier, the first major civil rights act was passed in 1964. The president at that time was Lyndon B. Johnson who signed the bill into law on July 2, 1964.


How has the civil rights act of 1964 increased the power of the federal government?

The civil rights act of 1964 allowed the federal government to dictate private actions. The government could tell private businesses they had no right to exclude minorities.


Why was the civil rights act of 1964 so important?

The main significance of the civil rights act was to make it a federal crime for owners of public accommodations with any connection to "interstate commerce" (that is, practically everyone) to discriminate due to race, religion and national origin. It also prevents employment discrimination, including hiring decisions, in government agencies and companies with more than 15 employees. Principles of the civil rights act were further defined in the voting rights act of 1965 and education act of 1972.


Civil rights act of 1974?

The most comprehensive civil rights legislation was passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination for reason of color, race, religion, or national origin in places of public accommodation, and anything covered by interstate commerce. That included restaurants, hotels, motels, and theaters. The act also forbad discrimination in employment and discrimination on the bases of sex. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed to protect the right to vote. Federal observers would be placed at the polls to make sure all citizens had the right to vote. The Civil Rights Act of 1968 outlawed discrimination in housing and the selling of real estate. Supreme Court decisions in 1954 and 1955 declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional and the court's rulings in 1955 banned segregation in publicly financed parks, playgrounds, and golf courses. Women began to push for their civil rights also. In 1963 the federal Equal Pay Act was passed and the states followed suit. This prevented men from being paid higher salaries for the same job the women would do and receive less pay. The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) intended to prohibit all discrimination based on sex but it failed to win ratification. The Equal Rights Amendment was reintroduced in Congress on July 14, 1982 and has been before every session of Congress since that time.


What impact does the civil war and the civil rights have on the world today?

The impact from the Civil War for civil rights gave former slaves their freedom, but soon after, segregation took its place and it wasn't until the 1960s that African-Americans really got their rights for good.

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What did the 1969 civil rights act focus on?

There were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Act of 1968, but I don't think there was a Civil Rights Act of 1969.


What civil rights act was on womens rights?

1964 Civil Rights Act and Pregnancy Discrimination Act.


Who was the first civil rights person?

The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was introduced in Eisenhower's presidency and was the act that kick-started the civil rights legislative programme that was to include the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Eisenhower had not been known for his support of the civil rights movement.


When was the civil rights act of Birmingham passed?

when did the civil rights act of birmingham passed


What was the civil rights act of 1064?

I don't think there was a civil rights act in 1064!


What act allowed the federal government to issue injunctions where civil rights were being limited?

Civil Rights Act of 1957Correct Answer:d.the 1964 Civil Rights Act


What was the first Civil Rights Act in the history of the United States?

Civil Rights Act of 1866


Who started the civil rights act?

John F. Kennedy started the civil rights act.


What did the civil rights act discrimanate?

The purpose of the civil rights act was to stop discrimination. Not to discriminate.


How did the civil rights act of 1964 and the civil rights act of 1968 influence federal governments policy of affirmative action?

hoe did the civil rights act of 1964 and civil rights act of 1968 influence the federal goverments policy of affirmative action


What act finally brought a literacy requirement to an end A Civil Rights Act of 1964 B Voting Rights Act of 1965 C Brown vs Board of Education D Civil Rights Act of 1864?

Civil Rights Act of 1964


What law was passed by congress to end racial bias and discrimination?

both of these answers are correct the civil rights act of 1960 and the civil rights rights act of 1964 I agree!