Kayla's Major Civil Rights Measures, 1948-1965

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    Major Civil Rights Measures

  • Truman's Executiive Orders

    Truman's Executiive Orders
    President Truman signs Executive Order 9981, which states, "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin." The order also establishes the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and opportunity in the Armed Services.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    The 1957 Civil Rights Bill aimed to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote. The Civil Rights Act of 1957 maintained the mood of the bill - it aimed to increase the number of registered black voters and stated its support for such a move.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    The Civil Rights Act (1960) enabled federal judges to appoint referees to hear persons claiming that state election officials had denied them the right to register and vote. The act was ineffective and therefore it was necessary for President Lyndon B. Johnson to persuade Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act (1965).
  • JFK's Executive Orders

    JFK's Executive Orders
    There were 89 executive orders of JFK is the 1962. The first was January 5th and the last of this year of December 28, 1962. The point of the executive orders was to make United States safer and better.
  • Twenty-forth Amendment

    Twenty-forth Amendment
    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. The amendment was proposed by Congress to the states on August 27, 1962, and was ratified by the states on January 23, 1964.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    In 1964 Congress passed Public Law 82-352 (78 Stat. 241). The provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The word "sex" was added at the last moment.
  • Voiting Rights Act of 1965

    Voiting Rights Act of 1965
    The resolution, signed into law on August 6, 1965, empowered the federal government to oversee voter registration and elections in counties that had used tests to determine voter eligibility or where registration or turnout had been less than 50 percent in the 1964 presidential election. It also banned discriminatory literacy tests and expanded voting rights for non-English speaking Americans.