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Civil Rights Movement Affirmative Action

Pushed through by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 Outline ­ President John F Kennedy created the Equal Employment Opportunity
Council (EEOC) which required that projects financed with federal funds `take
It grew out of the 1950's - affirmative action' to ensure that hiring and employment…

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Synoptic of Affirmative Action
Protection of Ethnic Minorities' rights by the President
1- Commander in Chief of the armed forces so they can use troops to enforce
Introduced by democrat president Lyndon Johnson, typically it is the democrats
legislation. E.g = President Eisenhower sent troops to Arkansas in 1957 to…

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Minority Representation in Congress
When Jesse Jackson ran for the presidency in 1984, there were just 21 African American
members of Congress. By the time Barack Obama ran in 2008, there were 41.
The division of Congressional districts to make it so a majority of residents are from a

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Minority Representation and the Judiciary Minority Representation and Local Government
In 1990, Douglas Wilder became the first African American to be elected
President Johnson also appointed the first African American member of the as a state governor as Governor of Virginia.
US Supreme Court. As a liberal, he remained until…




In the case of Graz v. Bollinger the decision was made that the Affirmative action program was unconstitutional and Bush supported the removal of Affirmative action not its continuation

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