Who First Introduced the Civil Rights Act?

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Which US President First Introduced the Civil Rights Act?

  1. LBJ

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  2. JKF

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  3. Ike

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  1. CrusaderFrank
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    This should be easy.
     
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    I couldn't be Eisenhower because Republicans are racist.
     
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    I doubt many liberals will participate in this poll. Apparently they choose to remain ignorant about history.
     
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    I think it must be JKF.
     
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    I googled the poll question and got pages and pages of JFK until I found this:

    Civil Rights act of 1957

    In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sought a centrist agenda for civil rights progress. Urged by Attorney General Herbert Brownell, in his 1956 State of the Union message Eisenhower adopted the 1947 recommendations of President Truman's Civil Rights Committee. Brownell introduced legislation on these lines on 11 March 1956, seeking an independent Civil Rights Commission, a Department of Justice civil rights division, and broader authority to enforce civil rights and voters' rights, especially the ability to enforce civil rights injunctions through contempt proceedings.

    Congressional politics over the bill pitted southern senators against the administration. Owing to the efforts of House Speaker Sam Rayburn and Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, the bill passed, albeit with compromises including a jury trial requirement for contempt proceedings. The bill passed the House with a vote of 270 to 97 and the Senate 60 to 15. President Eisenhower signed it on 9 September 1957.
     
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    Party Pooper !!
     
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    There was civil rights legislation in the 19th Century.

    The Civil rights law known as a 1983 action, codified at 42 USC 1983, was the Civil Rights Act of 1871.

    Also there was one in 1866 if I am correct?
     
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    Truman. Only it wasn't an act it was an executive order.
     
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    King John of England in 1215. I know CFrank is limited (well, an ignorant fool to tell the truth), yet I'm shocked he's so uninformed he has never heard of the Magna Carta.
    Anyone who introduced the Act later signed by LBJ was well aware of the Magna Carta.
     
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    Wrong!

    Try reading the question again. I'll type it slow so maybe you can understand it.

    Who First Introduced the Civil Rights Act?
     

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