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The first President's Committee on Civil Rights was established in 1957 by the United States President Dwight Eisenhower to investigate race relations. It was a part of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. It was a response to growing race attacks on the African American community (which was fighting for the right to vote in the South), and also because of condemnation from the Soviets. 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... Race relations are relations between races, sometimes involving racism. ... The Civil Rights Act of 1957, primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation enacted in the United States since Reconstruction. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... Suffrage is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. ... The U.S. Southern states or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... State motto: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (transliteration: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Russian: Workers of the world, unite!) Official language None; Russian (de facto) Capital Moscow Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km²  ?% Population  - Total  - Density 3rd before collapse 293,047,571 (July 1991) 13. ...


In its report, it proposed anti-lynching and anti-poll tax laws and called for an end to racial discrimination and segregation in American life. In response to Southern whites' anger, Truman backtracked and introduced a weak civil rights plank which was later reversed by more liberal Democrats. Lynching is violence, usually murder, conceived by its perpetrators as extra-legal execution, or used as a terrorist method of enforcing social domination. ... A poll tax, head tax, or capitation is a tax of a uniform, fixed amount per individual (as opposed to a percentage of income). ... An African-American drinks out of a water fountain marked for colored in 1939 at a street car terminal in Oklahoma City. ... Segregation means separation. ... The U.S. Southern states or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Plank may refer to many different things: A plank is a flat piece of timber, sawn and planed; it is technically distinguished from a board by its greater thickness, and should measure from 2 to 4 inches (~5 to 10 cm) in thickness and from 10 to 11 inches (~25... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


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Civil Rights Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (153 words)
The first President's Committee on Civil Rights was established in 1957 by the United States President Dwight Eisenhower to investigate race relations.
It was a part of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
It was a response to growing race attacks on the African American community (which was fighting for the right to vote in the South), and also because of condemnation from the Soviets.
Encyclopedia4U - English Civil War - Encyclopedia Article (3623 words)
Prior to the English Civil War, Parliament was not a permanent branch of English government, but temporary advisory committees summoned by the English monarch whenever additional tax revenue was required, and subject to dissolution at the monarch's will.
Reprisals against Sir John Eliot, one of the prime movers behind the Petition of Right, and the prosecution of William Prynne and John Hampden (who were fined after losing their case 7-5 for refusing to pay ship money, taking a stand against the legality of the tax) aroused widespread indignation.
In the words of Christopher Hill, "the Civil War was a class war." On the side of reaction was the landed aristocracy and its ally, the established church.
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