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Civics vocab, 3.7

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13th Amendment
an amendment to the US Constitution that made slavery unconstitutional in the United States.
14th Amendment
an amendment to the US Constitution that defines citizenship, grants citizenship to former slaves, defines voters as males at least 21 years of age.
15th Amendment
an amendment to the US Constitution that makes it illegal for the federal or state governments to deny some one the right to vote based on their race.
19th Amendment
an amendment to the US Constitution that gave women the right to vote.
24th Amendment
an amendment to the US Constitution that made poll taxes illegal as a requirement for voting.
26th Amendment
an amendment to the US Constitution that lowered the minimum voting age to 18.
Civil Rights
the basic rights of citizens to be free from unequal treatment based on certain characteristics (e.g., race, gender, disability)
Civil Rights Act of 1964
a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, or national origin.
Civil Rights Act of 1968
a federal law that prohibits discrimination related to the sale, financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or sex.
Discrimination
treating a person or group unfairly based on their race, religion, gender, disability or other reasons.
Equal Rights Amendment
a proposed amendment to the US Constitution outlawing discrimination based on sex.
Literacy Test
a written test used to decide whether or not someone was eligible to register to vote.
Poll Tax
a fee someone has to pay in order to vote.
Prohibit
to forbid or to not allow something.
Segregation
the separation of people, such as a segregation based on race.
States' Rights
a power or issue for individual states to determine.
Suffrage
the right to vote.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
a federal law that banned race discrimination in voting practices by federal, state, and local governments.