Civil Rights in the USA 1963-72

Why did Kennedy hesitate when putting a civil rights bill forward?
He knew that it would turn the Southern senates against him and knew it would affect him negatively in the next election - he still went along with it
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Why was his assassination a turning point?
5 days after the assassination, President Johnson appealed to a joint session of Congress and where the Civil Rights Act was finally passed
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Johnson's quote when appealing to Congress?
'No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long'
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What did the Civil Rights Bill do?
It ended de-jure segregation and banned employment discrimination, making it one of the biggest achievements of the CRM
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How were black Americans restricted from voting?
Subtle but cruel - literacy tests and poll taxes
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Why did MLK change his focus on voting?
He realised that in order to make a real change, black Americans had to have the basic right of voting - sense of identity is essential
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