Vince Francis Legislation Timeline(1948-1965)

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    Vince Francis Legislation Timeline (1948-1965)

  • Trumans Executive Orders, 1948

    Trumans Executive Orders, 1948
    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
    The 1957 Civil Rights Bill aimed to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote. It wanted a new division within the federal Justice Department to monitor civil rights abuses and a joint report to be done by representatives of both major political parties (Democrats and Representatives) on the issue of race relations.
  • 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

    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
    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. The amendment was proposed by Congress to the states on August 27, 1962, and was ratified by the states on January 23, 1964. Poll taxes appeared in southern states after Reconstruction as a measure to prevent African Americans from voting, and had been held to be constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States in the 1937 decision Breedlove v.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    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 (p. 951)
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Voting Rights Act of 1965 Law aimed at reducing the barriers that prevented African Americans from voting, in part by increasing the federal government's authority to register voters (p. 953) 1222