Describe the political impact of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; include the impact on civil rights legislation:
On the day of November 22, 1963 people lined the streets to get a look at the president, as the presidential car pulled onto Dealey Plaza shots were fired and JFK was shot twice in the neck and head. The assassin was identified as Lee Harvey Oswald. Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn into office after JFK was pronounced dead.
Lyndon Johnson’s view on civil rights was the same as JFK. After JFK’s assassination Lyndon vowed to carry out his civil rights plan. He signed the Civil rights act into law which prohibited discrimination. John F. Kennedy was working on the Civil rights Act but never got the chance to pass it before he died. His goal was to end all discrimation and segregation in public areas.
Reflection: Lyndon B Johnson vowed to continue JFK’s ideals and by proceeding this he gave rights back to millions who deserved them and needed them.