Claire Crowley's Civil Rights Movement-Legislation Timeline

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    Legislation Timeline

  • Truman's Executive Orders, 1948

    Establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services.
  • Civil Rights act of 1957

    Civil Rights act of 1957
    Originally proposed by Attorney General Herbert Brownell, the Act marked the first occasion since Reconstruction that the federal government undertook significant legislative action to protect civil rights. Although influential southern congressman whittled down the bill's initial scope, it still included a number of important provisions for the protection of voting rights. It established the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department, and empowered federal officials to prosecute individual
  • 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, 1962

    JFK's Executive Orders, 1962
    recognizes the rights of federal employees to bargain with management. It established a broad government-wide labor relations policy for the first time. With respect to official time for union representatives, it required that, whenever practicable, union representatives be on official time when consulting or otherwise meeting with management representatives.
  • Twenty-Fourth Amendment, 1964

    Twenty-Fourth Amendment, 1964
    to the Constitution of the United States that prohibited the federal and state governments from imposing poll taxes before a citizen can participate in a federal
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Law that made discrimination illegal in a number of areas, including voting, schools, and jobs
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    This proposed legislation removed the right of states to impose restrictions on who could vote in elections. Johnson explained how: "Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote. Yet the harsh fact is that in many places in this country men and women are kept from voting simply because they are Negroes."