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John F. Kennedy

Won the election of 1960, he became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States .

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Freedom rides

To accomplish the CORE the congress of racial Equality began protests in which African Americans rode in whites only section of interstate busses .

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March on Washington

To demonstrate support for the civil rights bill , African American leaders help the March a massive demonstration for civil rights .

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Was quickly sworn in as president .

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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.

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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 .

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Cesar Chavez

Was one of many Hispanic Americans who worked to improve conditions .

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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 .

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Betty Friedland

Described the dissatisfaction some women felt with their transitional roles or wife , mother , and homemaker .

10

National Organization For Women

To fight for equal educational and career opportunities for women .

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Shirley Chisholm

Was elected to represent a New York City district in the House of Representatives .

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Equal Rights Amendment

Would outlaw all discrimination based on sex .

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Phylis Schafly

A conservative activist founded the group STOP ERA to prevent its ratification .

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American Indian Movement

Founded in 1968 to fight for Native Americans Right .

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Disabled in Action

To make people aware of challenges facing people with disabilities.