Truman's Executive Orders in 1948 were that there should be required equality in the armed forces, established the Committee of Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, and banned discrimination in the hiring of federal employees.
Civil Rights Act of 1957
President Eisenhower signed the bill The Civil Rights Act of 1957 beacse it established a federal Civil Rights Commission, created a Civil Right Division in the Department of Justice, and last but not least it increased efforts to protect voting rights.
Civil Right Acts of 1960
The Civil Right Acts of 1960 strengthened the 1957 act by giving courts more power to enforce fair voting practices, and prescribed criminal penalties for bombing and bomb threats.
JKF's Executive Orders
This increaded enforcement of previous acts and the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, and prohibited racical and religious discrimination in housing built or purchased with federal aid.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.
The Twenty-fourth Amendment (Amendment XXIV) prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the United States.