Student's Guide to Landmark Congressional Laws on Civil Rights

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 284 Seiten

The Declaration of Independence stated that all men are created equal, yet the long and continuing struggle for civil rights in the United States seems to indicate otherwise. This reference guide details the most critical civil rights laws in U.S. history, moving from the period of slavery, to the Civil War, to the Reconstruction, to the civil rights era of the mid- to late-20th century. An overview essay introduces each period, and 36 individual laws are examined in essays placing the bills in their historical contexts. Each law is then presented in an edited and, when appropriate, annotated form, so students can read and understand the actual words of the law.

Many of the notable and notorious laws in U.S. legislative history have come in the area of civil rights. Among these are the Fugitive Slave Act, the Missouri Compromise, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Acts of 1965. This uncommonly helpful guide to U.S. civil rights legislation also includes timelines, a bibliography, and an index.

 

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The Slavery Period
1
Articles of Confederation 1776
3
Declaration of Independence 1776
8
Northwest Ordinance 1787
13
United States Constitution 1787
16
Fugitive Slave Act 1793
22
Slave Importation Act 1807
27
Missouri Compromise 1820
35
Klan Act 1871
115
Civil Rights Act 1875
123
Civil Rights Era
129
Executive Order 8802 1941
133
Executive Order 9808 1946
139
Executive Order 9980 1948
145
Executive Order 9981 1948
152
Executive Order 10730 1957
157

Compromise of 1850 1850
40
KansasNebraska Act 1854
46
Constitution of the Confederate States of America 1861
52
Confiscation Acts 1861 and 1862
56
12 Emancipation Proclamation 1863
62
Postwar Reconstruction
69
Freedmens Bureau 1865
71
Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution 1865
78
Civil Rights Act 1866
82
Reconstruction Act 1867
85
Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution 1868
92
Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution 1870
102
Enforcement Act 1870
106
Civil Rights Act 1957
163
Civil Rights Act 1960
173
Executive Order 10925 1961
183
Executive Order 11053 1962
194
Executive Order 11063 1962
199
TwentyFourth Amendment to the United States Constitution 1964
207
Civil Rights Act 1964
210
Voting Rights Act 1965
235
Executive Order 11246 1965
250
Fair Housing Act 1968
261
Bibliography
275
Index
277
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Über den Autor (2002)

MARCUS D.POHLMANN is currently the chairman of the Department of Political Science at Rhodes College. He has published widely in the field of African-American Politics, including Black Politics in Conservative America and Racial Politics at the Crossroads.

LINDA VALLAR WHISENHUNT is Legal Fellow in the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government Politics and Public Leadership at Furman University where she instructs students in trial advocacy. She is also of counsel to the law frim of Douglas A. Churdar, P.C., and has practiced in the area of labor and employment law.

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