Civil Rights Laws
This paper discusses the emergence of civil rights laws in the 1960s and their influence until today.
# 96462 | 921 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Jul 10, 2007 in African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965) , Women Studies (Feminism)
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The paper discusses how the decade of the 1960s was one of the most momentous, since major anti-discrimination laws were passed to clarify the rights of all people. The paper relates that civil rights laws, passed in 1957, 1960 and 1964, promised voting and employment equality, but were enforced poorly or ignored. The paper discusses how the fight for equal rights for all individuals regardless of race, creed, religion, color or gender continues in the United States until today. The paper concludes that the decade of the 1960s will always be known as one of change and evolution.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Johnson, Paul. History of the American People. New York: Harper Collins, 1997.
- Tindall, George Brown and Shi, David. America. A Narrative History. New York: Norton, 1984.
- Zinn, Hoard. People's History of the United States. New York: Harper Collins, 1999.
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