The Voting Rights Act Of 1965 Essay

700 Words Oct 8th, 2015 3 Pages
Analysis Paper #2

After reviewing the background of The Voting Rights Act (VRC) of 1965 from the case files from www.nytimes.com, I will brief discuss the purpose of it. According to the required reading of the New York Times, “The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was encated to address entrenched racial discrimination in voting.” Voting was never considered equal when it came to women or people of color. In our history, many states never allowed those two groups to vote. However, they wanted to include them in the general population count. This is a form of discrimination and considered unconstitutional and against civil rights. Looking back at the Timeline: A History of the Voting Rights. Voting discrimination started as far back ad The 1866 Civil Rights Act which granted citizenship, but not the right to vote, to all native born Americans. Voting discrimination continued through out history from the 1965 non-violent civil rights march demanding the need for African American voting rights to today which brought up the decision of the case between Shelby County Ala. v. Holder in 2013 (www.aclu.org). In order to make a change in the voting rights for women and people of color a claim must be sent for approval from the Justice Department or a special court to elections or voting laws Section 5 of the Coting Rights Act of 1965 (www.propublica.org). The main purpose of the claim by the Shelby County felt that Federal Government was no longer needed for the states’…

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