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Civil Rights
An historical overview of the American civil rights movement.
# 66725 | 800 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper studies the milestones of the civil rights movement. The paper begins by looking at landmark rulings by the Supreme Court. Then, the paper traces how various other disenfranchised groups -- Native Americans, women and homosexuals -- also joined the fight for equality.

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"The NAACP had brought about legislation requiring integration giving hope to minorities. The election of John Kennedy in 1960 ushered in a new age of liberalism, but the progressives in the administration focused their attention on the race to the moon, idealistic enterprises like the Peace Corps and the Vietnam War. The Kennedy administration was blocked in many of its efforts by a conservative Congress, but the more progressive Supreme Court issued some landmark decisions that marked the beginning of the civil rights crusade. In Miranda v. Arizona (1966) the court declared that those accused of a crime must be informed of their rights and have an attorney present during questioning. The decision was of great benefit to the poor, the uneducated and those who were not fluent in English."

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