SS.7.C.3.7 VOCAB

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13th (Thirteenth) Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that made slavery unconstitutional in the United States
14th (Fourteenth) Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that defines citizenship, grants citizenship to former slaves and defines voters as males at least 21 years of age
15th (Fiftheenth) Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that makes it illegal for the federal or state governments to deny someone the right to vote based on their race
19th (Nineteenth) Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote
24th (Twenty Fourth) Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that made poll taxes illegal as a requirement for voting
26th (Twenty Sixth) Amendment
an amendment to the U.S. 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, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex
discriminate
to treat a person or group unfairly based on their race, religion, gender, disability, or other reasons
Equal Rights Amendment
a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawing discrimination based on sex
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