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  • 1964: Civil Rights Act
    • How was the act passed + Truman
      • was in charge of weakening the 1957 Civil Rights Act!
      • Result: public opinion changed, with 68% now supporting a meaningful Civil Rights Act
    • Result
      • African American riots- the act did not go far enough!!
        • MFDP demanded seats at the democratic party convention
          • Believed they were better representatives of the people in Mississippi
      • Southerners horrified at the acts extent
        • Johnson dismayed by lack of support- still said to be his greatest achievement
          • African American riots- the act did not go far enough!!
            • MFDP demanded seats at the democratic party convention
              • Believed they were better representatives of the people in Mississippi
    • What the act said
      • Prohibited segregation in public places
      • Federal funding not given to segregated schools
      • a segregationist company could not win a federal contract

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