a policy s intended to make up for past discrimination by helping minority groups and women gain access to jobs and opportunities
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
strengthened protections of individuals with disabilities by requiring employers and public facilities to make "reasonable accommodations" and prohibiting employment discrimination against people with disabilities
the rights of people to be treated without unreasonable or unconstitutional differences
Civil Rights Act of 1964
forbids discrimination in public accommodations and facilities
equal pay for equal worth
Equal protection of the laws
provided by the Fourteenth Amendment mandating that all people be protected by the law
Equal Rights Amendment
proposal that equality of rights under the law not be denied on the account of sex
adopted in 1870 to extend suffrage to African American men.
adopted in 1920 to extend suffrage to women
taxes levied (charged) on the right to vote designed to hurt poor Blacks and prevent them from voting
the legal right to vote.
adopted in 1864 to abolish slavery and involuntary servitude
adopted in 1964 to outlaw taxing voters, i.e. poll taxes, at presidential or congressional elections, as an effort to remove barriers to Black voters.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
a policy designed to reduce the barriers to voting for those suffering discrimination
practice where only Whites could vote in primaries