The Civil Rights Act of 1964

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  • Executive Order 10308 created Committee on Government Compliance

    Executive Order 10308 created Committee on Government Compliance to enforce the prohibition against employment discrimination by firms contracting or subcontracting government orders
  • The Idea of the Civil Rights Bill is Introduced

    President John F. Kennedy proposed a civil rights bill, he submitted a bill for the civil rights act to congress a week after he announced his idea.
  • The House Passes the Bill

    The House of Representatives the vote was 290-130
  • The Senate Passes the Bill

    The Senate passed the bill, the vote was 73-27
  • The Bill Becomes a Law

    President Johnson signed the civil rights act and the bill became a law. The law prohibited discrimination based on skin color in public.