This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the Civil Rights Movement – The Bill of Rights & The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965. Both presentations together number 37 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Power point #1 is entitled, The Bill of Rights and contains 13 slides and covers the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. Each of the amendments are highlighted with explanation of each amendment.
Power point #2 is entitled, The Civil Rights Movement - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 & the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and contains 24 slides and covers the following:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
First proposed by President John F. Kennedy, it survived strong opposition from southern members of Congress and was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. In subsequent years, Congress expanded the act and passed additional legislation aimed at bringing equality to African Americans, such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
State and local enforcement of the Voting Rights Act was weak and it often was ignored outright, mainly in the South and in areas where the proportion of blacks in the population was high and their vote threatened the political status quo. The Voting Rights Act gave African-American voters the legal means to challenge voting restrictions and vastly improved voter turnout. In MS alone, voter turnout among blacks increased from 6% in 1964 to 59% in 1969. Since its passage, the Voting Rights Act has been amended to include such features as the protection of voting rights for non-English speaking American citizens.
Section 1: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Kennedy Decides to Act
Johnson Takes Up the Cause
Strong House Resistance
Strong Senate Resistance
Adopted: July 2, 1964!
Provisions of the Act
The “Second Emancipation”
More Civil Rights Gains
Section 2: The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Johnson Elected President
Johnson Takes Action
Adopted: August 6, 1965!
Provisions of the Act
Legacy of the Act
End of Presentation
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