The role of the federal government.

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President Andrew Johnson (1865-69)
Opposed to greater African American civil rights.
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President Ulysses S.Grant (1869-77)
Used federal troops and authority to support Reconstruction.
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President Woodrow Wilson (1913-21)
Praised the Ku Klux Klan for defending Southern rights after the civil war.
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President Franklin D.Roosevelt (1933-45)
Did not pass a specific civil rights act, but some of his reforms in the New Deal helped African Americans. These included Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Public Works Administration (PWA).
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President Franklin D.Roosevelt (1933-45)
Segregation was a feature of work camps and many reforms excluded key areas of African American employment, agriculture and domestic service. US armed forces remained segregated, though Roosevelt did end discrimination in the war industries.
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President Harry S. Truman (1945-53)
Issued an executive order against segregation in the armed forces, appointed a committee on civil rights and urged Congress to pass civil rights legislation.
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President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-61)
Created the Civil Rights Acts which reaffirmed African Americans' right to vote. Sent troops to enforce a Supreme Court ruling on desegregating schools in the famous incident at Little Rock 1957.
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President John F.Kennedy (1961-63)
Spoke against the 'harmful, wasteful and wrongful results of racial discrimination'. Prepared a general civil rights bill in 1963 but after his assassination was prevented from passing by Southern white opposition.
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President Lyndon Johnson (1963-69)
Most significant series of civil rights acts since the 1860s: the 24th Amendment 1964 + the Civil Rights Acts 1964 + 1965. Restrictions on voting rights were no longer permitted + discrimination in public accommodation + employment were made illegal
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President Richard Nixon (1968-74)
Extended 'affirmative action' to promote wider equality. 1972 Act extended equal employment legislation to all federal, local + state governments, showed a conscious desire by the government to go above + beyond simply ensuring equal political rights
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Used federal troops and authority to support Reconstruction.

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President Ulysses S.Grant (1869-77)

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Praised the Ku Klux Klan for defending Southern rights after the civil war.

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Card 4

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Did not pass a specific civil rights act, but some of his reforms in the New Deal helped African Americans. These included Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Public Works Administration (PWA).

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Card 5

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Segregation was a feature of work camps and many reforms excluded key areas of African American employment, agriculture and domestic service. US armed forces remained segregated, though Roosevelt did end discrimination in the war industries.

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