Civil Rights Acts.
President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965
President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s led to a number of new laws being introduced in America. These laws gradually provided Americans with more equal oportunities and granted minority groups rights which they had previously been denied. They altered migration laws; stopped segregation; extended the right to vote and introduced legislation designed to ensure equal rights in the workplace, at school and in general. Some of the Civil Rights legislation was the result of the Civil Rights campaigns. Other pieces of legislation were introduced because there was a political will to implement the changes. The links below provide detailed accounts of the relevant Civil Rights acts of the period.
History Learning Site – Civil Rights Act 1957
History Learning Site – Civil Rights Act 1960
History Learning Site – Civil Rights Act 1964
Wikipedia – Voting Rights Act 1965
Wikipedia – 1968 Civil Rights Act