Civil Right Act of 1957
President Eisenhower past the first Civil Right Act since the Reconstruction of the Civil Was. The Civil Right Act of 1957 established a Civil Right Commission that had the authority to investigate discrimination conditions and create corrective measures. This made it harder for white segregationist to interfere with the right to vote. Furthermore, the final act was weaken by congress due to the lack of support among Democrats.
Eisenhower's Famous Quotes of the Day
1. "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it."
2. "A people that values it privileges above its principles soon loose both."
3. "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak and timid."
There was a 20% average increase in family income during Eisenhower's presidency. He created economic growth and stability in the U.S economy. He did this by refusing popular tax cuts and maintaining the New Deal Programs. Eisenhower's presidency was marked by low unemployment and low inflation. The economy's average growth rate per year was 2.4%. Furthermore, Eisenhower decreased the Federal Debt dramatically.
Brown vs. Board of Education
1. The Supreme Court ruled that the segregation of schools was unconstitutional.
2. Southern States were outraged by the Supreme Court ruling.
3. In September 1957 Orval Fabus who was Arkansas governor at the time ordered troops from the National Guard to surround Central High School in Little Rock.. The governor hoped that this would stop the integration of African Americans in white only schools.
4. Forced to uphold the constitution President Eisenhower sent Federal Troops to allow the desegregation of Central High School.
This action sent a powerful message across the U.S which was that the National Government would now take steps to desegregate the south.