The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a US labor law that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It was signed by Lyndon B Johnson and this act was an effort to end discrimination in every way, shape and form. Its objective was to end not only racial discrimination, but also sexual, religious, and more. The act ended up being successful for the most part, however, even today there is racism and sexism within the work place. The 24th amendment passed on January 23, 1964 ended the poll tax, making it so much easier for anyone and everyone to vote. The voting rights act was signed by Lyndon B Johnson and it aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th amendment. Southern states would try to avoid this by large elections, elections by majority rather than plurality, and gerrymandering.

What new knowledge will stick with you?

-The civil rights act was passed over 50 years ago and still isn’t fully being followed.

How is the content you just wrote about impact the world (or even your world) today?

-Now the work place legally can’t be discriminated, making it easier for women to advance in the work place.


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