Definition and Summary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Summary and Definition: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965 to safeguard the right to vote of Black Americans and ban the use of literacy tests.
These changes resulted in residents of Atlanta and other urban areas gaining political power in Georgia in proportion to their populations. 75 From the mid-1960s, the voting electorate increased after African Americans' rights to vote were enforced under civil rights law.
The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing all women the right to vote, was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.
The War Powers Resolution (also known as the War Powers Resolution of 1973 or the War Powers Act ) ( 50 U.S.C. 1541-1548) 1 is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war.