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The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965

The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 & 1965
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This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Civil Rights Movement - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 & the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.

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.

The presentation covers the following in 2 sections:

Section 1: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Introduction
Background
Reconstruction’s Failure
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
Background
Johnson Elected President
Selma Attacks
Johnson Takes Action
Literacy Tests
Adopted: August 6, 1965!
Provisions of the Act
Legacy of the Act
End of Presentation

This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Civil Rights Movement.
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