Civil rights

Halla Amer's Civil War Movement-Legislation Timeline

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  • Truman's Exeuctive Orders 1948

    Truman's Exeuctive Orders 1948
    Exuctive Order 9981: Forbad discrimination against military personnel because of race, color, religion and national origin,
    Signed by President Truman.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    It established the Civil Rights Division in the Justice President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1957.Department, and empowered federal officials to prosecute individuals that conspired to deny or abridge another citizen's right to vote. Moreover, it also created a six-member U.S. Civil Rights Commission charged with investigating allegations of voter infringement.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    Enabled federal judges to appoint referees to hear persons claiming that state election officials had denied them the right to register and vote.
  • JFK's Executive Orders 1962

    JFK's Executive Orders 1962
    Discrimination in housing was another civil rights issue in the 1960’s. Many blacks lived in poor areas. Most banks, realtors, and homeowners would not sell nicer homes in white neighborhoods to blacks. Blacks were stuck living in poor areas. In 1960, a Civil Rights commission report said 57% of all non-white housing was below standards. Kennedy’s Executive Order #11063 tried to correct the black housing problem in 1962 by banning racial discrimination in housing
  • Twenty-Fourth Amendment 1964

    Twenty-Fourth Amendment 1964
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax.
  • Civil Rights Act 1964

    Civil Rights Act 1964
    Comprehensive U.S. law intended to end discrimination based on race, colour, religion, or national origin. It guarantees equal voting rights
  • Voting Rights of 1965

    Voting Rights of 1965
    Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1965 to ensure the voting rights of African Americans.