Analyze the civil rights movement's complex relationship with the national democratic party between 1948 and 1964.

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I do not think that the civil rights movement's relationship with the national Democratic Party was very complex.  The relationship with the national Party was pretty good during those years, culminating in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The real problem came with the Southern part of the Democratic Party.  This...

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I do not think that the civil rights movement's relationship with the national Democratic Party was very complex.  The relationship with the national Party was pretty good during those years, culminating in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The real problem came with the Southern part of the Democratic Party.  This group was vehemently opposed to civil rights.

To the extent that the relationship was complex, it was complex because the Democratic Party could not be so pro-civil rights that it alienated the Southerners.  The party saw in the 1948 presidential election that that could be very dangerous.

Even so, the Democratic Party did not back down from the segregationists much at all.  That is why, for example, the 1964 Civil Rights Act got passed.

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