Pieces of Legislation During the Civil Rights Movement

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  • Truman's Executive Orders, 1948

    Truman's Executive Orders, 1948
    Truman's Executive Orders, 1948On July 26, 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
    Civil Rights Act of 1957The Civil Rights Act of 1957 maintained the mood of the bill - it aimed to increase the number of registered black voters and stated its support for such a move. However, any person found guilty of obstructing someone’s right to register barely faced the prospect of punishment as a trial by jury in the South meant the accused had to face an all-white jury as only whites could be jury members.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    Civil Rights Act of 1960
    Civil Rights Act of 1960The 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
    JFK's Execuitive Orders, 1962JFK issued executive orders to give African Americans more freedom. Each order he gave, gave them more freedom in our country and allowed them to do more things that they weren't allowed to do before because of their skin color. His first order of 1962 was on January 5th.
  • Twenty-fourth Amendment, 1964

    Twenty-fourth Amendment, 1964
    Twenty-fourth Amendment, 1964The Twenty-fourth Amendment (Amendment XXIV) 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.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Civil Rights Act of 1964The act outlawed segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants, and hotels. It banned discriminatory practices in employment and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, libraries, and public schools.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits the states and their political subdivisions from imposing voting qualifications or prerequisites to voting, or standards, practices, or procedures that deny or curtail the right of a U.S. citizen to vote because of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.
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    PIeces of Legislation During the Civil Rights Movement