The 1965 Voting Rights Act

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  • 1965 Voting Rights Act
    • Made the following illegal
      • Demonstration of educational achievement
      • Proof of moral character
      • Ability to interpret material
      • Abolished literary tests and the mediums preventing black people voting in the South
    • Impact = immediate and drastic
      • By 1966 only 4 out of 13 traditional Southern states had less of 50% African-Americans registered to vote
      • Long term effect...more African Americans were elected into public office
    • Passed with a large majority in House of Represenatives
      • 333 to 48
      • And the Senate
        • 77 to 19

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