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Tyler Minear's Civil Rights Movement-Legislation

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  • Truman's Executive Orders, 1948

    Truman's Executive Orders, 1948
    President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 establishing equality of treatment and opportunity in the Armed Services.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    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.
  • JFK's Executive Orders, 1962

    JFK's Executive Orders, 1962
    This Order "prohibits discrimination in the sale, leasing, rental, or other disposition of properties and facilities owned or operated by the federal government or provided with federal funds."
  • Twenty-fourth Amendment, 1964

    Twenty-fourth Amendment, 1964
    It prohibits the federal government or the states from making voters pay a poll tax before they can vote in a national election. A poll tax, also called a head tax, is a tax collected equally from all voters.
  • 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
    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.