America - Civil Rights for Other Groups

Some notes on civil rights other groups (hispanic americans, native americans, & women) of americans in the 1950s - 70s. OCR.

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Hispanic Americans
Native Americans

Hispanic Americans:

Following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, Mexico surrendered half
of its territory to the USA.
This meant 80000 Mexicans now lived in the land transferred to the USA
(Mexico and California)
By 1900, almost 500000 people of Mexican ancestry…

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The Mexican American Legal Defence and Education Fund (MALDEF) was
founded in 1968, and became the most prominent Mexican-American civil rights
Cesar Chavez, the grandson of Mexican immigrants, formed the United Farm
Workers union in 1962. From 1965, he organized a ten-year campaign to
improve the pay and working…

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In 1961, Eleanor Roosevelt pressured President Kennedy into creating
a Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, with her at its head.

The 1963 Equal Pay Act made it illegal to pay women less than men for doing
the same job. However,
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was understaffed.


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