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AS and A Level: History of the USA, 1840-1968
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Assess the value of these three sources to a historian studying the issue of civil rights under the Eisenhower presidency. Speeches by Senator Eastland, MLK and Governor Faubus.
The Source also reflects the views of the more radical Dixiecrats in Congress that opposed civil rights and shows the foundations of which the Southern Manifesto of 1956 was built upon. Eastland emphasises the law of the land, the â€œConstitutionâ€ but then decides to eviscerate the Supreme Court for enforcing and interpreting such, showing that his allegiance is not to the Constitution as interpreted by the Courts but the Constitution as fits his segregationist narrative, therefore impacting the reliability of the source.
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Businesses were developing rapidly and became an important part of American society. Taking this into account, the stock market had significant interconnections with people?s daily life, even those who did not own any shares. Moreover, regardless of the fact that by 1929 some regulations and restrictions had been implemented, the U.S.A was still one of the most economically free countries. It was outstanding because of its very little control over the private sector, its independent central bank system and self-regulated stock market, which had no effective control over its actives (Clements, p.
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President L. B. Johnson himself proclaimed the importance of Martin Luther King?s march on Washington in bringing about the civil rights act of ?64. When talking to MLK about his march and the civil rights bill, Johnson says, ??I think the greatest achievement in foreign policy ? I said to a group yesterday ? was the passing of the 1964 civil rights act.?? Johnson said this directly to MLK in order to make him recognise how much of an effect his march had upon changing employment law in the US.
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