Voting Rights Acts of 1965

What is it?

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United Stated that prohibits discrimination in voting. This movement was signed into law during the American Civil Rights Movement by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Why is it for?

The Voting Rights Act was to mainly enforce the Fourteen and Fifteenth Amendments of the United States. This act allows a mas enfranchisement of racial minorities throughout the country.