- Describe the causes and consequences of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights act of 1965
- Civil Rights act of 1964 – which president signed this, what were the provisions of the act, how did this help Civil Rights (discrimination based on race and even gender) from this point forward
- 24th Amendment – what did the amendment stipulate, how did this help those with limited voting rights
- Voting Rights Act of 1965 – What were the provisions of the law, what ways did States try to go around this
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was about the work force. It protected everyone from discrimination by race, gender, or ethnicity when applying for a job, promoting, and it saves everyone from being fired because of it. This act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson. This act help with the civil rights movement because equality was starting to spread everywhere and it was not with just voting. Anyone can apply for a job and they can not be rejected due to discrimination. Everyone has equal opportunities and equal chances when getting their dream job.
The 24th amendment was also a big help with the civil rights movement. On January 23, 1964, the amendment was signed. This amendment removed the poll tax when voting for a federal officials. The reason why the tax was there to begin with was so that African Americans could not vote because they would not have the money to vote. Now that it was removed they could vote without having anything stopping them.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was also signed by Johnson on August 6, 1965. This act was passed so that literacy test were not required anymore, so now anyone can vote without having to pay or having to read things to registered. Attorney General was also allowed to investigate if the poll tax was still being used in elections.
All of these acts have helped the civil rights movement and as a minority, seeing how other races are slowly getting all the rights they deserve makes me happy. It is sad that it took so long to get all of the amendments and acts passed, but at least the country is getting somewhere and is working on improving the country. Even though President Kennedy was assassinated, they still continued on with what he was planning to do to help the country and all of the citizens in it.