VOTING RIGHTS ACT
OF 1965
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The Voting Rights Act is a landmark federal law enacted in 1965 to remove race-based restrictions on voting. It is perhaps the country’s most important voting rights law, with a history that dates to the Civil War. After that conflict ended, a number of constitutional amendments were adopted that addressed the particular circumstances of freed slaves, including the Fifteenth Amendment that guaranteed the right to vote for all U.S. citizens regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” - Congressional Research Service: The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Background and Overview



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Text Of Original Act And
1970, 1975, And 1982 Amendments
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History Of Federal
Voting Rights Laws
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Congress And The
Voting Rights Act Of 1965
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Voting Rights Act Of 1965:
National Archives Foundation
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The Voting Rights Act Of 1965:
US House of Representatives
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Register To Vote And
Confirm Or Change Registration

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