Discrimination By: Connie Martinez

Civil Rights Act

Year: 1964

Definition: A federal law that authorized federal action against segregation in public accommodations, public facilities and employment.

Effect: Outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin

Still Relevant Today: Yes; Racism is still out there, it hasn't disappeared

Voting Rights Act

Year: 1965

Definition: A landmark piece of federal legislation in the united states that prohibits racial discrimination in voting

Effect: Prohibited racial discrimination in voting

Still Relevant Today: no

Immigration Act


Definition: Immigration policy based on reuniting immigrant families and attracting skilled labor to the u.s

Effect: limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country

Still Relevant Today: yes;the boarder is very secure to limit the number of immigrants to cross to the United States

24th Amendment

Year: 1964

Definition: prohibited any poll tax in elections for federal officials

Effect: citizens stopped paying a fee to vote in a national election

Still Relevant Today: Yes; citizens now in days still don't pay the fee to vote

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