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gave voting rights which aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising the right to vote under the 15th Amendment.
Civil Rights Legislation Act 1965
ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, and sex or national origin. It’s effects were that if banned discrimination in public accommodations in the nation. What it changed was that it helped change, or tried to change, the fact that racism is unneeded in American and gave all of the rights that most American citizens have to .
Civil Rights Legislation Act 1964
added the Fair Housing Act which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin and sex. It stands as the final great legislative achievement of the civil rights area.
Civil Rights Legislation Act 1968
United States statute that was passed in response to a series of United States Supreme Court decisions which limited the rights of employees who had sued their employers for discrimination.
Civil Rights Legislation Act 1991
requires that the President, upon sending troops into military action, must notify Congress within 48 hours that he has done so. The effects were that it limited the powers of the President regarding about sending troops out into war. What changed is that the President has lost his power in whether or not to send troops to war
Wars Power Act 1941
limited contributions by individuals, political parties and PACs on the Federal Campaign Finance Law. It’s effects were that it established the Federal Election Commission the be the campaign police. It changed the fact that there should be limits on donations.
Federal Election Campaign Act 1974
each bill must be analyzed for its impact on local government and other entities before it can be voted on. It’s effects is the it is known to the legislators before they impose it. What it changed is that it changed the relationship among Federal, State, and local governments should be to reduce taxes and spending at all levels and to end the practice of shifting costs from one level of government to another with little or no benefit to taxpayers.
Unfounded Mandates Relief Act 1995
makes it easier for all Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration. It’s effects were that it hoped to increase voter turnout and give more marginalized groups more voice in politics. It changed the fact that it is now easier to register to vote than before.
Motor Voter Act 1993
Requires employers and public facilities to make "reasonable accommodations" for people with disabilities. It’s effects were that it prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment. What changed is that it now extends CRA of 1964 to people with physical or mental disabilities.
Americans With Disabilities Act 1990
Prohibited Presidential impoundment of funds. The effects were that it created the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to evaluate the President’s budget. The changes were that it created the Budget Committees in both House and Senate
Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974
handgun violence prevention act. The effects were that it created a legislation that established a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases. The changes were that it now makes background checks on the customer.
Brady Bill 1993
provided a way for illegal immigrants to become permanent residents. The effects were that it helped stop Mexican illegal immigration. What it changed is that there are more visas for immigrants.
Immigration Reform and Control 1990
Replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program with block grants to the states. The effects were that it illustrated the process of devolution by giving states greater discretion in to determine how to transfer people from welfare to work. What it changed is the welfare system.
Welfare Reform Act 1996
allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased info and docs controlled by the US government. The effects were that it created organization specifically for leaking information about the government. What it changed is that before we did not know much about what our government is doing and now we do.
Freedom of Information Act 1966