Kaitlin Gray's Major Civil Rights Measures

  • Truman's Executive Orders 1948

    Executive Order 9981 is an executive order issued on July 26, 1948 by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. 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.
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    Civil Rights Measures

  • The 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 Rights Act of 1960

    A U.S. 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 of 1962

    Executive Order 10988 was issued by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and recognizes the rights of federal employees to bargain with management.
  • The Twenty-Fouth Admendment

    This prohibited 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.
  • 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.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread suffrage of African Americans in the U.S.