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Time in Office Attitudes towards Civil Contributions Importance (1-10)
Rights (positive/negative)
1861-1865 Opposed spread of slavery During Civil War issued 8
but did not call for outright Emancipation Proclamation.
Republican abolition. Started ball rolling for
During the war the South following amendments etc.
If slavery could be started seceding from…

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1869-1877 "let us have peace" ­ 1869 &1871 signed bills 9
slogan promoting black voting rights
and prosecuting Klan leaders. made most significant
was really positive towards progress for African
improving the position of Passed 15th amendment & Americans since Abraham
black civil rights. KKK act (enforcement act) Lincoln.

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1933-1945 Personally sympathetic to First lady Eleanor Roosevelt 2
the plight of African gave frequent support,
Democrat Americans but did little especially to black women Roosevelt himself didn't do
directly to help them and supported anti-lynching. a lot for African Americans
because he was dependent out of fear of falling…

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1963-1969 One of few senators to Civil rights act 1964 9
give general support to civil
rights in the 1950's Voting rights act 1965 Empowered by Kennedy he
made significant leaps
Inspired by Kennedy Arrested KKK members to forward for CRM, I think
send out a clear message to most…

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1974-1977 Politically sensitive to civil Appointed first black 6
rights, e.g. wanted to secretary of transportation.
"the accidental president" attend MLK's wife's funeral Significant that he tried to
but white house rejected it. Ignored people asking to build relations with CRM
scrap voting rights act and leaders.
Went out of…

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1981-1989 Forced to accept civil rights Opposed legislation and 2
laws because of liberal reduced black welfare.
congress Hindered CRM and made
Opposed VRA of 1965 on personal beliefs none, this
Civil rights restoration act counts that it "humiliated the spurred on the South and
south". made them think that…


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