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Major Civil Rights Measures, 1948-1965

By tim2101
  • Truman's Executive Orders, 1948

    Truman's Executive Orders, 1948
    It was signed by Truman on March 21, 1947. It was sometimes known as the "Loyalty Order". The order established the first general loyalty program in the United States, designed to root out communist influence in the U.S. federal government. Truman aimed to rally public opinion behind his Cold War policies with investigations conducted under its authority.
  • Civil Rights Act 1957

    Civil Rights Act 1957
    It was passed on September 9, 1957. It was a voting rights bill, it was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Congress in the United States since Reconstruction.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    The act was signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on May 6, 1960. It was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone's attempt to register to vote or actually vote.
  • JFK's Executive Orders, 1962

    JFK's Executive Orders, 1962
    John F. Kennedy January 5, 1962 Executive Order 10984 John F. Kennedy January 12, 1962 Executive Order 10985 - Amendment of Executive Order No. 10501 Relating to Safe Guarding Official Information in the Interests of the Defense of the United States John F. Kennedy January 12, 1962 Executive Order 10986 John F. Kennedy January 17, 1962 Executive Order 10987 John F. Kennedy January 17, 1962 Executive Order 10988 John F. Kennedy January 22, 1962 Executive Order 10989 John F. Kennedy February
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The act outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women, including racial segregation. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and by facilities that served the general public. It was passed on July 2, 1964
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    It came in effect on August 6, 1965. It outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.
  • Twenty-fouth Amendment, 1964

    Twenty-fouth Amendment, 1964
    It 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.