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-evaluate U.S. government policies that have
affected a particular racial, ethnic, or religious
group such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964
-explain changes in American culture brought
about by government policies such as voting
rights, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of
1944 (GI Bill of Rights), the Immigration and
Nationality Act of 1965, the Immigration Reform
and Control Act of 1986, affirmative action, and
racial integration.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Barred unequal
application of voter registration requirements.
Outlawed discrimination in hotels, motels,
restaurants, theaters, and all other public
accommodations engaged in interstate commerce;
Prohibited state and municipal governments from
denying access to public facilities on grounds of
race, religion, gender, or ethnicity. Prohibited
discrimination on the ground of race, color, or
national origin in connection with programs and
activities receiving Federal financial assistance;
prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Voting Rights Act of 1965 - outlawed
discriminatory voting practices that had been
responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement
of African Americans in the U.S.
Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (G.I.
Bill) - provided college or vocational education for
returning World War II veterans (commonly referred
to as G.I.s) as well as one year of unemployment
compensation. It also provided many different types
of loans for returning veterans to buy homes and
start businesses.
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
(Hart-Celler Act, INS, Act of 1965, Pub.L. 89–236)
abolished the National Origins Formula that had
been in place in the United States. It was proposed
by Representative Emanuel Celler of New York, cosponsored by Senator Philip Hart of Michigan, and
promoted by Senator Ted Kennedy of
Massachusetts. The Hart-Celler Act abolished the
national origins quota system that was American
immigration policy since the 1920s, replacing it with
a preference system that focused on immigrants'
skills and family relationships with citizens or U.S.
residents. Numerical restrictions on visas were set at
170,000 per year, with a per-country-of-origin quota,
not including immediate relatives of U.S. citizens,
nor "special immigrants" (including those born in
"independent" nations in the Western Hemisphere,
former citizens, ministers, and employees of the U.S.
government abroad). The 1965 act marked a radical
break from the immigration policies of the past, as it
stood then excluded Latin Americans, Asians and
Africans and preferred northern and western
Europeans over southern and eastern ones.
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 required employers to attest to their employees'
immigration status; made it illegal to knowingly hire
or recruit unauthorized immigrants; granted amnesty
to certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants;
and granted amnesty to illegal immigrants who
entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and
had resided here continuously.
Affirmative Action- the policy of favoring a
disadvantaged minority group of people in
government, educational, and career fields and
settings, with less regard to their skills and resume
and more regard on the ethnicity.
-evaluate U.S. government policies that have
affected a particular racial, ethnic, or religious
group such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964
-explain changes in American culture brought
about by government policies such as voting
rights, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of
1944 (GI Bill of Rights), the Immigration and
Nationality Act of 1965, the Immigration Reform
and Control Act of 1986, affirmative action, and
racial integration.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (G.I. Bill)
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
Affirmative Action