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Voting Rights

13th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that made slavery unconstitutional in the United States
14th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that defines citizenship, grants citizenship to former slaves and defines voters as males at least 21 year of age
15th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that makes it illegal for the federal or state governments to deny someone the right to vote based on their race
19th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote
24th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that made poll taxes illegal as a requirement for voting
26th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that lowered the minimum voting age to 18
amendment a change to a constitution (e.g., U.S. Constitution, Florida Constitution)
civil rights the basic rights of citizens to be free from unequal treatment based on certain characteristics (e.g., race, gender, disability)
Civil Rights Act of 1964 a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, or national origin
Civil Rights Act of 1968 a federal law that prohibits discrimination related to the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or sex
discrimination treating a person or group unfairly based on their race, religion, gender, disability, or other reasons
Equal Rights Amendment a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawing discrimination based on sex
literacy test a written test used to decide whether or not someone was eligible to register vote
poll tax a fee someone has to pay in order to vote
prohibit to forbid or to not allow something
segregation the separation of people, such as segregation based on race
states’ rights a power or issue for individual states to determine
suffrage the right to vote
Voting Rights Act of 1965 a federal law that banned race discrimination in voting practices by federal, state, and local governments
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