Flashcards in Words Deck (15):
John F. Kennedy
Won the election of 1960, he became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States .
To accomplish the CORE the congress of racial Equality began protests in which African Americans rode in whites only section of interstate busses .
March on Washington
To demonstrate support for the civil rights bill , African American leaders help the March a massive demonstration for civil rights .
Lyndon B. Johnson
Was quickly sworn in as president .
Civil Rights Act of 1964
The act banned segregation in public areas . It also outlawed discrimination in the workplace on basis of color , gender , religion , or national origin.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Which Johnson signed into law in August . This law gave the federal government new powers to protect African American , voting rights .
Was one of many Hispanic Americans who worked to improve conditions .
United Farm Workers
The Union was committed to the goal of better pay and working conditions for migrant farm workers . Those who move seasonally from farm to farm for work .
Described the dissatisfaction some women felt with their transitional roles or wife , mother , and homemaker .
National Organization For Women
To fight for equal educational and career opportunities for women .
Was elected to represent a New York City district in the House of Representatives .
Equal Rights Amendment
Would outlaw all discrimination based on sex .
A conservative activist founded the group STOP ERA to prevent its ratification .
American Indian Movement
Founded in 1968 to fight for Native Americans Right .