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  1. Clean Air Act, 1970
  2. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  3. Budget reform and Impoundment Act, 1974
  4. Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798
  5. Freedom of Information Act, 1966
  1. a Established new standards for ambient air quality, set new limits on emissions from stationary and mobile sources to be enforced by both state and federal governments, and increased funds for air pollution research; soon discovered that the deadlines set were overly ambitious (especially those for auto emissions). Deadlines were extended and revised over the next 10 years.
  2. b Requires both houses of Congress to approve president's decision not to spend funds as appropriated (rescission); also unifies congressional budget process with goal of restraining spending.
  3. c Provides a system for the public to obtain government records, as long as they do not invade individuals' privacy, reveal trade secrets, or endanger military security.
  4. d Outlawed discrimination in public accommodations (any business open to the public). Supreme Court upheld law under the Commerce Clause.
  5. e Authorized the president to imprison (or deport) any alien from an enemy nation (one the United States was fighting), or any alien considered dangerous; made it a crime to publish "false, scandalous, and malicious writing" against the government or its officials. No aliens were actually deported, and only 10 people were convicted of sedition; they were all pardoned by Jefferson when he became president in 1801.

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  1. Prohibits unequal pay for men and women for the same job.
  2. Designated order of succession should a president die in office or resign; after Vice President, the order is: Speaker of the House; President Pro Tem of the Senate; Secretary of State; followed by all other cabinet secretaries in the order in which their departments were created.
  3. Requires an Environmental Impact Statement be produced before a major government project is undertaken.
  4. Main purpose was to protect southern blacks from the Ku Klux Klan by providing a civil remedy for abuses then being committed in the South.
  5. Allowed federal government to enforce voting rights in states which had a history of voting discrimination. Black registration rates increased dramatically in the years following passage.

5 True/False questions

  1. Civil Rights Act of 1957Outlawed discrimination in public accommodations (any business open to the public). Supreme Court upheld law under the Commerce Clause.

          

  2. Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968Prohibits unequal pay for men and women for the same job.

          

  3. Social Security Act of 1935Allowed federal government to enforce voting rights in states which had a history of voting discrimination. Black registration rates increased dramatically in the years following passage.

          

  4. Higher Education Act of 1972 (Title IX)Technically known as the Social Security Act Amendments of 1965; created system of subsidized medical care for retirees, both for doctor visits and hospitalization, though not for prescription drugs (added under President Bush in 2004). Also created Medicaid, which provides medical care for the very poor.

          

  5. Judiciary Act of 1789Act establishing basic structure of federal courts still in use today; necessitated by vagueness of Article III (only court specified is Supreme Court)

          

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