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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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On August 6, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson sign a law that made it easyer for African Americans to vote in US elections. Up until that time, some communitys attempted to discriminate agains black people and members of other minority group. They requird voters to take written tests or pay special taxes four the write to vote The Voting Rights Act of 1965 put an end to voter discrimination.

Answer Key

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a law that made it easier for African Americans to vote in U.S. elections. Up until that time, some communities attempted to discriminate against black people and members of other minority groups. They required people to take written tests or pay special taxes for the right to vote. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 put an end to voter discrimination.

 

Article by Gary Hopkins
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08/01/2004
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