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Eisenhower on Civil Rights

1. What were Eisenhower's background and views on race relations?
Eisenhower was born in an all-white town in the South and spent a lot of his life in the Southern states
and in the segregated armed forces. In 1948 he told Congress that he believes in…

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11. How and by whom was Eisenhower's 1957 civil rights bill weakened?
Democratic Senators worked to weaken Eisenhower's bill by saying that it sought to use federal
power to force white and black children to mix together. Strom Thurmond used stalling tactics to
delay the passing of the bill in…

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