Ratification of the 19th Amendment 

The United States Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified in 1920, marking an important turning point in American history. According to the amendment, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account…

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Voting Rights Act of 1965

In a landmark piece of American legislation, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed to prohibit racial discrimination in voting, guaranteeing equal access to the ballot for all citizens. Enacted during the height of the civil rights movement, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill into law on August 6, 1965. The Act enforces…

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