Brown v. Board of EducationOliver Brown sued the Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas because his daughter was being racially segregated and not allowed into an all-white school. The courts decided that the students were "being deprived of the equal protection laws of the 14th Amendment"
History.com Editors. (2009, October 27). Brown v. Board of Education. History.com. https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/brown-v-board-of-education-of-topeka.
Civil Rights Act of 1957President Eisenhower put this law into act to help protect voters rights. The law also allows federal prosecution for is someone was to interfere with another's right to vote.
Harro. Cycle of Socialization - University of Washington. (https://depts.washington.edu/fammed/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Cycle_ofSocializationHandout.pdf.)
The National Defense Education ActThis law was passed to give a better education to students and to push them to pursue a further education. After this, the NDEA offered and gave out fellowships and loans to students to strengthen their knowledge in the STEM areas.
National Defense Education Act. US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives. (https://history.house.gov/HouseRecord/Detail/15032436195.)
Equal Pay ActThis law was passed in 1963 by President JFK and it was to get rid of discrimination in the work place including race, gender, religion, etc. The law states that there has to be equal pay for equal work the require the same skills and responsibilities.
History.com Editors. (2017, November 30). Equal Pay Act. History.com. (https://www.history.com/topics/womens-rights/equal-pay-act.)
Civil Rights Act of 1965This law ended segregation in public places and employers were no longer allowed to discriminate employees based on race, color, religion, sex, etc. It was first brought to attention by President JFK and was actually put into law by President Johnson.
History.com Editors. (2010, January 4). Civil Rights Act of 1964. History.com. (https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-act.)
Voting Rights Act of 1965This law would get rid of legal barriers that the state had put in order that didn't allow African Americans their legal right to vote according to the 15th Amendment. This law was put into order by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
History.com Editors. (2009, November 9). Voting Rights Act of 1965. History.com. (https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/voting-rights-act.)
Roe v. WadeA Supreme Court case that made it possible for women to have access to safe and legal abortions. This ruled that women could have abortions as long as their pregnancy is in the first trimester.
Parenthood, P. Roe v. Wade: The Constitutional Right to Access Safe, Legal Abortion. Planned Parenthood Action Fund. (https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/abortion/roe-v-wade.)
Education for All Handicapped Children ActThis law required that all public schools who received federal aid to make education access equal for all students with physical and mental disabilities. It was put into order by the US Congress in 1975.
S. 6 (94th): Education For All Handicapped Children Act. GovTrack.us. (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/94/s6/summary.)
Protect Our Kids ActThis law was created after officials noticed a statistic with abuse and neglect on children. The statistics in 2012 were over 2,000 children die in a year due to abuse and neglect and 82% of the children who were killed were under the age of 4.
This law made CPS studied and develop guidelines to reduce these numbers.
Doggett, L. (2013, January 14). H.R.6655 - 112th Congress (2011-2012): Protect our Kids Act of 2012. Congress.gov. https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/6655.
Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance ActThis act combined 18 acts into one. It eliminated the 15 year limit that veterans had to have to receive educational benefits. The act also expands the benefits that a veteran can receive if they earn a "Purple Heart"
Vinik, D., Vinik, D., Hopkinson, J., Allen, A., Diamond, D., Samuelsohn, D. V. and D., … Hartnett, K. (2017, December 26). What Congress actually did in 2017. The Agenda. https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/12/26/congresss-secret-achievements-000604/.