Truman's Executive Orders 9981 of 1948 gave people the chance to work in the Armed Services without being discriminated against.
Civil Rights Act of 1957
This was the first civil rights act in the United States. It was mostly a "right to vote" bill. President Eisenhower signed it into law.
Civil Rights Act of 1960
Signed into law by President Eisenhower, this act was to inspect all voter registration polls. If people were being blocked from attempting to register to vote, penalties were to be issued.
JFK's Executive Orders 1962
President John F. Kennedy had signed several orders this year. Executive Order 11063 prohibitied racial discrimination in Federal House, Public Housing and New Housing built with Federal Funds.
Twenty-Fourth Amendment 1964
Since southern states were still charging voters a poll tax, some people who could not afford it were unable to vote. This amendment eliminated all poll taxes saying they were unconstitutional.
Civil RIghts Act of 1964
Started by President Kennedy, this law called for absolutely no discrimination against blacks and women, in particular racial segregation. President Johnson signed it into law since President Kennedy was assasinated prior to getting approval.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
This legislation was to outlaw voting practices which were discriminatory. It was to do away with unfair testing given to voters, particularly in the South.