guarantees equal protection under the law
equal protection of the law
equal protection of life liberty and property for all
policies designed to protect people against arbitrary discriminatory treatment by government officials or individuals
prohibits "involuntary servitude"
Civil Rights act of 1964
made racial discrimination illegal in hotels, motels, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation.
created equal employment opportunity commission
strengthened voting rights legislation
authorized US Justice department to initiate lawsuits to desegregate public facilities
guaranteed African Americans the right to vote: "the right of citizens to vote shall not be abridged by the united states or any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude"
small taxes levied on the right to vote - often fell due when sharecroppers had the least cash on hand
prohibited poll taxes
voting rights act of 1965
prohibited any government from using voting procedures that denied a person the right to vote on the basis of color and abolished the use of literacy tests requirements for anyone who had completed the 6th grade
equal rights amendment
(ERA) "Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of Sex" Still not part of the Constitution
idea that women should be paid as much as men working comparable jobs with the same qualifications
Americans with disabilities act of 1990 (ADA)
requires employers and administrators of public facilities to make "reasonable accommodations" prohibiting employment discrimination against people with disabilities.
groups have suffered indivious discrimination and require special efforts to help provide them access to education and jobs