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    Obama's Election and Civil Rights

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    What is an aspect of the freedom movements of the 50s and 60s that paved the way for the election of Barack Obama in 2008? One (1) specific piece of legislation and a one (1) leader who contributed to increased political participation by African Americans and other minority groups.

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    Civil Rights Act and Obama's Election

    Barack Obama, the 44th US President was elected in 2008. His election is significant in terms of equality in that he is the first African-American US Leader, making him the first defacto non-white leader of the Free World. According to Nagourney (2008), "Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States on Tuesday, sweeping away the last racial barrier in American politics with ease as the country chose him as its first black chief executive." This was a milestone because America's history has been one of racial ...

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    The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of US law changes in the 60's that have allowed for Obama's presidency. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.