The outcome of Shelby County v. Holder, a Supreme Court Case in which a district in Alabama appealed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, has resulted in the United States becoming a less democratic state (oyez.com). Democracies are defined as governments that reflect the will of its people, which can be achieved by allowing citizens a voice to express themselves in society. Most democracies are attained by giving each citizen an equal vote (ushistory.org). After the ruling of Shelby County, various states throughout United States, especially in the south, have now had more influence upon creating voting requirements. The ruling of the case has made the United States less democratic as it has influenced many states to narrow their electorate, making it harder for everyone to vote and contribute to society.
Two specific examples of federal laws rulings that were victories in the equality movements were President Johnson Voting Rights Act in 1965 prohibiting racial discrimination in voting. It was aimed to overcome legal barriers preventing African American from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment in 1870. Various discriminatory practices were used to prevent African Americans to exercises their right to vote especially in the South mean African Americans were mistreated violently attacked when trying to vote. The voting act banned the use of literacy testing and made poll taxing illegal. This law gave legal law means to challenge voting restrictions.
President Lyndon Baine Johnson President Lyndon Baine Johnson was a Democratic president who was served six years in offices from 1964-1969. He became president after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In his six years he escalated action in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, he promised to make the economy better with his Great Society along with the promise to rid the us of poverty by fighting the War on Poverty, then in the Civil Rights movement he created and passed the Voting Rights Act of 1964. President Johnson dealt with many hardships as president, with many controversial events. When President Johnson became president in 1964 one of his biggest promise was to fix the country's economy.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 fought for equal African American rights. They fought for simple equal rights like being able to eat inside a resturant and other more important rights such as being able to vote. They eventually acheived their goal and now African Americans are treated with fairness and
In 1964 Lyndon Johnson, Democratic President of the United States, passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Directly before signing the bill into law, Johnson addressed the American people in a speech discussing the law, his reasons for passing it, and why Americans need it. While many saw this speech as a large movement for minorities, Ruby and I will be showing through our FOA how different cultures can perceive the same text in different ways based on life experiences, and how Johnson’s speech was not written in celebration of the rights of racial equality, but rather written to soothe uneasy white Americans.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is hailed by many as one of the most important legislations in the American history. The act was passed into law 52 years ago under a lot of pressure and resistance from white senators and African American activists. The act, which was largely known as the “Bill of the century” was aimed at bringing equality for blacks and whites and end racial prejudice. The act was targeted to revolutionize America where blacks and whites would eat together in the same hotels and enjoy similar rights in public places without any discrimination.
Throughout the book, it is notable that the author tries to depict how life was in the year of 1964, providing the reader important information about historical events that happened at the time. The story starts in the first of July, a day before the signing of the civil rights act. The author chose to utilize this date since it is an important clue about the historical background of the book, as the United States approaches towards the civil rights act. The signing of the civil rights act is definitely demonstrated in the scene where Rosaleen watches the news on the television. The news states that; "Today, July second, 1964," he said, "The president of the United States signed the Civil Rights Act into law in the East Room of the White House."
In 1974, Non-English speaking Chinese students filed a class action suit against the San Francisco Unified School District and Alan H. Nichols. The students stated that they were immersed in all-English classes with no accommodations or resources that enabled them to become proficient in English. The Supreme Court concluded that not providing instructional support or materials for non-English students is unacceptable. Moreover, the school district was not complying with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits institutions who are receiving federal aid to discriminate a person’s characteristics such as color, race, or national origin.
Voting Rights in the 1960’s Voting rights in the United States in the mid 1900’s was a struggle for blacks in the South, they were beat, told they weren’t good enough, belittled and laughed at way too much until they fought and received change. The Northern states were not as bad as the south, blacks were still segregated in more low class towns even if they were able to afford nicer things. Brutality was so horrible towards African Americans they have a whole day in history named after the of brutal beatings on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, this day is known as “Bloody Sunday.” Segregation and racism in the south towards African American people limited their voting rights through literacy tests which led to protesting and riots.
INTRODUCTION Did you know that discrimination against people with criminal records on the society is related on the Civil Rights Act of 1964? that is just one of the major information that you can learn about the things that can be disscussed on this topic is about the issue of how the government act to this and how can they help those people suffering because of it, about the discrimination on these people with criminal records when the punishment assigned to the convict has ended. there are still so many issue that you can find interesting or maybe curious and can help you or the people close to you when the time they are on the same situation that described on this research.