The Voting Rights Act of 1965 gives the U.S. government the power to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment and stop voting-related racial discrimination. Congress and President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act in response to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Kendi and Reynolds consider it the most effective civil rights law ever.
Voting Rights Act of 1965 Term Timeline in Stamped
The timeline below shows where the term Voting Rights Act of 1965 appears in Stamped. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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