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Legislation Timeline (1948-1965)

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    Legislation Timeline

  • Trumans Executive Orders, 1948

    Trumans Executive Orders, 1948
    Was 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.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    This was primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Congress in the United States since Reconstruction. After it was proposed to Congress by then-President Dwight Eisenhower, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, an argent segregationist sustained the longest one-person filibuster in history in an attempt to keep it from becoming law.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    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.
  • Twenty Fourth Amendment

    Twenty Fourth Amendment
    This 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.
  • JFK's Executive Orders

    JFK's Executive Orders
    This executive order delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury the president's authority to issue silver certificates under the Thomas Amendment of the Agricultural Adjustment Act.
  • Civil RIghts act of 1964

    Civil RIghts act of 1964
    This was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that 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 ("public accommodations").
  • Voting RIghts Act of 1965

    Voting RIghts Act of 1965
    Was a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.