claimed all persons born or naturalized in the us were citizens of the country and quaranted equal protection of the law
allowed all men of all races to vote
plessy v ferguson
stated that the seperate but equal law did not violate the 14th adendment
gave women the ridght to vote
executive order of 1948
an executive order isasued by us president harry s. truman which abolished racial desegregation in armed forces
brown vs board of education
declared segregation of public schools was unconstituational
montgomery bus boycott
organized by martin luther king jr. rose to national attention. 90% of african americans did not ride the bus for about a year. this caused the area to go almost bankrupt, therefore the integration of buses was granted.
a member of the naacp who refused to give her seat up to a white man and was arrested for her actions. blacks were outraged and let to the montgomery bus boycott.
civil rights act of 1957
first civil rights law since reconstruction. Gave the attorney general greater power over school desegregation and gave the federal government authority over violation of black rights.
abolished poll taxes
civil rights act of 1964
prohibited discrimination because of race rleigion national orig and gender. gave all citizens the right to enter libraries, parks washrooms restaunts theaters and other public accommodiations.
voting rights act of 1965
Out lawed literacy tests and enabled federal government to register black voters.