Essay about Lyndon Johnson as president declared a war on poverty

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Lyndon Johnson as president declared a war on poverty. Which he made his main goal as president of the United States. He thought that if he eliminated poverty then he would be able to set up his so called great society.
The interstate commerce commission’s main purpose was to regulate railroads (and later trucking) to ensure fair rates, to eliminate rate discrimination, and to regulate other aspects of common carriers, including interstate bus lines and telephone companies.
Malcolm X was a revolutionist who did not believe in nonviolent protests as a way to gain equality for African Americans in the US. He believed that if the white man was able to use violence as a just way to stop their protest then the blacks should be able to use violent ways of protests to get what they believed in. Martin Luther King was the opposite of Malcolm X they both believed in the same things of equality for all in America, but King believed in nonviolent protests. King thought the best way to gain equality is for the blacks to gain respect by using the same tactics Gandhi used to gain independence from the British.
James Farmer was a civil rights activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was the initiator and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Ride, which eventually led to the desegregation of inter-state transportation in the United States. He also believed in nonviolent protests.
The Black Panther Party was a black revolutionary socialist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. They used violent means to get what they wanted, they thought that this was fair for them to do it because of how violent the white people were to blacks during this time.
Brown vs. board of education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. It caused such a controversy in the south and made so many people angry that for years to come schools in the south still found ways to get around it.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.