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John F. Kennedy and the Civil Rights Act of 1964!
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What is the greatest decision ever made by a US president?
The civil rights act was introduced by JFK, but due to his assassination, vice president Lyndon B. Johnson put it into action.
JFK was conflicted about creating the act at first, but eventually decided to write it.
More republicans were in favor of this act than democrats!
Signed into law on July 6, 1964.
What the act promised to do!
End segregation in public places.
Ban employment
Stop the hatred against race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
Protect the voting rights of women,
Help everyone, not just African-Americans.
Prohibit injustice against minorities.
The greatest decision ever made by a US president...
"This nation, for all it's hopes and all it's boasts, will not fully be free until all it's citizens are free."
"Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole."
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
The declaration of independence states, "All men are created equal."