Chicano Movement Research Paper

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The Chicano movement was lead by Mexican-Americans in the 1940’s who wanted equal rights in the workplace, politics, and education systems. Through many marches and other demonstrations such as school walkouts, the Chicano movement has survived all the way up into today's world. In the late 40’s and early 50’s, Mexican-Americans started the movement to get rid of the poll tax they had to pay in order to vote. Unfortunately they did not accomplish their primary task. However, it did bring about a rise in Mexican-American voters, which in turn allowed more latino politicians to be elected. In 1964 the 24th Amendment would bring about the end of poll taxes. Later in the 60’s and early 70’s Chicano students organized mass walkouts and sit-ins
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