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Describe the causes and consequences of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights act of 1965:

Civil Rights act of 1964: This act was first proposed by John F Kennedy, but was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The act ended segregation public places and banned any type of discrimination on race, gender, sex, or national origin. This act has thus been considered one of the greatest legislative achievements. 

24th Amendment: This amendment states that the united states cannot abridge or deny a citizen who hasn’t paid taxes to vote for and election whether it be the election or president or vice president. This gave more people the chance to vote if hey had fewer voting rights.

Voting rights act of 1965: Was signed into law by Lyndon Johnson, was aimed to overcome legal barriers that prevent the right of African Americans to vote at state and local level. There isn’t any provisions besides the fact that this act was designed to prevent backsliding by states whose discriminatory literacy tests were outlawed by the original act in 1965.

Reflection: The civil rights act and voting act both went towards the expansion of rights of African Americans and others as well. Discrimination was cut down dramatically, and many more people started to feel free.

 

 

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-act

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxxiv

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/voting-rights-act

http://www.civilrights.org/voting-rights/vra/faq.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

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