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Martin Luther King Jr Civil Rights Act
2,061 wordsWhen the Government Stood Up For Civil Rights "All my life I've been sick and tired, and now I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one can honestly say Negroes are satisfied. We " ve only been patient, but how much more patience can we have?" Mrs. Hamer said these words in 1964, a month and a day before the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 would be signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. She speaks for the mood of a race, a race that for centuries has built the nation of A...
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Vice President Legislative Branch
1,698 wordsLyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) was born on August 27, 1908 in Johnson City Texas... Lyndon was the thirty-sixth president of the United States. He graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1930. Throughout his political career he was a democrat. He became one of the greatest men in Washington. His Life LBJ began his life in 1908. He graduated from Johnson City High School in Texas in the year 1924. Then he attended Southwest State Teachers College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science...
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President Lyndon Black Americans
520 wordsEYES ON THE PRIZE II Two Societies This program combines the controversy of a non violent movement verses a movement with more force, and the discovery that the American nation is separating into two societies: White and Black, Separate and Unequal. Martin Luther King decided to take his movement North and chose Chicago as his fighting grounds. He met much resistance from a powerful government (mayor Daily) who was out to show King that he was not needed or wanted in Chicago. The program showed ...
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American Civil War Washington D C
2,342 wordsThroughout his life Ralph Bunche worked to improve race relations and further the cause of civil rights. For 22 years he served on the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, earning its highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, in 1949. He participated in several civil rights demonstrations, including the 1963 March on Washington. That same year, U. S. President John F. Kennedy awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian award. Sojourner Truth, Ameri...
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Lee Harvey Oswald President John F Kennedy
1,648 wordsWhere were you November 22, 1963? Any and every American old enough to mourn, to feel sorrow remember where they were and what they were doing when they received the news that President John F. Kennedy had been murdered. My mother was only three and she remembers the day. She was in the living room of her childhood home when a weeping neighbor called my Grandmother and broke the news. The telephone call was the beginning of a chain reaction that sent the entire house into uncontrollable sobbing....
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Lee Harvey Oswald John Fitzgerald Kennedy
1,035 wordsIf A True Leader I cant really think of many role models I have. I am positive somewhere throughout my life I have looked up to people. I guess John F. Kennedy is a good one to write about. I cant go wrong with him. Out of all the things he said that were very important and meaningful to me one stands out in particular. Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly. This quotation is so very true if you take a second to think about it. I cant think of any times that I have achieved gre...
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Tonkin Gulf Vietnam War
1,869 wordsPresident Lyndon B. Johnsons immediate advocacy of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, acting as head of state, influenced Congress to unintentionally give him a blank check in conducting the Vietnam War. Johnsons accusation of unjustified attacks on American ships by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin led to the resolutions nearly unanimous passage in Congress three days later. Although with the passage of time the certainty of these attacks has come into question, President Johnson through his...
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