Leslie's Major Civil Rights Measures By lesliepekular Mar 9, 1946 Twenty- fourth Amendment, 1946 Constitutional amendment ratified in 1964 to outlaw the poll tax Mar 9, 1948 Truman's Executive Orders, 1948 It expanded on Executive Order 8802 by establishing equality of treatment and opportunity in the Armed Services for people of all races, religions, or national origins. Period: Mar 9, 1948 to Mar 9, 1965 Major Civil Rights Measures Mar 9, 1957 Civil Rights Act of 1957 Eisenhower’s presidency and was the act that kick-started the civil rights legislative programme that was to include the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Mar 9, 1960 Civil Rights Act of 1960 Enabled federal judges to appoint referees to hear persons claiming that state election officials had denied them the right to register and vote. Mar 9, 1962 JFK's Executive Orders President John F. Kennedy signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. Mar 9, 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Law that made discrimination illegal in a number of areas, including voting, schools, and jobs Mar 9, 1965 Votting Rights Act of 1965 Law aimed at reducing the barriers that prevented African Americans from voting, in part by increasing the federal government's authority to register voters.