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Suffragist Genevieve Clark, circa 1914. Her father, Speaker of the House Champ Clark , announced his support for what became the 19th amendment. [ 1 ]
Article 5 of the Constitution provides for the amendment of the Constitution by various means (see The Amendments Page for details).
The 26th Amendment: "Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Vote"
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ( Pub.L. 88–352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964) was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States [ 1 ] that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. [ 2 ] It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public ("public accommodations"). Powers given to enforce the act were initially weak, but were supplemented during later years.
Amendment 24 - Poll Tax Barred
The Seventeenth Amendment ( Amendment XVII ) to the United States Constitution established direct election of United States Senators by popular vote. The amendment supersedes Article I, § 3 , Clauses 1 and 2 of the Constitution, under which senators were elected by state legislatures .
Source: United Nations Department of Public Information Preamble <img src="/files/images/universal_declaration_of_humanrights_download.jpg" alt="download icon for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights" width="250" height="294"/> Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
Demonstrators' resilience in 2011 has changed the regional context for human rights © AP Photo / Tarek Fawzy
The Internet blacklist legislation—known as PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House—invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation.