Cavanaugh (2002), in an excellent discussion of this Civil Rights movement as an ˘industry÷ argues
and if the nit-picking interest group has become a cliche, anti-discrimination' s capacity for driving legal and legislative agendas is no joke. Pandering to imagined Hibernian hypersensitivities has already resulted in the construction of an Irish Hunger Memorial on prime real estate in New York City's Battery Park and a gratuitous curriculum requirement that Empire State public schools teach the Irish famine as an attempted genocide by the British government. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith boasts that its model hate crimes legislation has inspired actual laws in Wisconsin and elsewhere (Cavanaugh, 2002, 24).
There are many scholars and historians who claim that the Presidency of Roosevelt was the birth of the modern presidency. President Johnson was facing a situation of a different nature, the assassination of President Kennedy. This event apparently had a great impact on the American people and Johnson, who became President on the death of Kennedy, ran for office on his own in 1964 on a campaign called "A Great Society" which was a perceived collection of legislation designed to be good for all people (Wicker, 1991).
DĂEmilio, J. (editor). (2000). Creating Change: Sexuality, Public Policy, and Civil Rights. New York:St. Martin's Press.
The President called an Emergency Session of Congress and began work on the legislation called the ˘New Deal÷. The first thing he did was to try to stabilize banking and help restore the confidence of the people in the banking system. He knew that if the people had no confidence in the banks, it would follow that they would have no confidence in the dollar. The legacy of some of his banking legislation can be seen in todayĂs Federal Reserve and in the system of controlling issuance of money (Mayhew, 1991).
Edwards, G.C. III, (1997). The Presidential Pulpit: Bully or Baloney in James P. Pfiffner