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  • 1965 Voting Rights Act
    • Why?
      • Outbreak of mocking violence from the southern White racists as a result of the Civil Rights Act
      • Johnson was reminded that more was needed
    • The Acts Terms
      • Outlawed literacy tests as the determination of if you could vote
      • To Johnson all you was American citezenship and to register your name
    • Impacts
      • Short term
        • End of 1966: 4/13 traditional southern states had less than 50% Black Americans registered
        • By 1968: Even Mississippi had 59% registered
      • Long term
        • More Afican Americans elected into public office
      • Provided boost civil rights cause needed
        • Proved demonstrations served a good purpose, but real change had to come through federal government


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