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Section 6

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Affirmative Action programs for minorities supported by government as a means of providing equality under the law.
Americans with Disabilities Act (1991) act that required employers, schools, and public buildings to reasonably accommodate the physical needs of handicapped individuals by providing such things
Brandeis Brief a friend of the court opinion offered by Louis Brandeis, in the Supreme Court case Muller v Oregon (1908), which spoke about inherent differences between men and women in the workplace.
Civil rights the application of equal protection under the law to individuals. De facto segregation—segregation of schools and other public facilities through circumstance with no law supporting it.
De jure segregation segregation by law, made illegal by Brown v Board of Education. Immigration Act of 1991—act that shifted the quota of immigrants to Europe and aimed to attract immigrants who were trained workers.
Jim Crow laws legislation that legalized segregation even after the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Nationalization of the Bill of Rights a judicial doctrine of the Fourteenth Amendment that applied the Bill of Rights to the states in matters such as segregation.
Plessy v Ferguson case that ruled that states had the right to impose "separate but equal"
Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton led the fight for political suffrage and supported a doctrine very similar in nature to the Declaration of Independence called the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
Separate but equal the judicial precedent established in the Plessy v Ferguson decision that enabled states to interpret the equal protection provision of the Fourteenth Amendment as a means of establishing segregation.
Created by: UmbranSage