This resource consists of 3 activities and an introductory essay for students to increase their knowledge of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Using primary document sources, students will learn about the creation and ratification of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the history of the Congressional Black Caucus' on-going efforts to ensure the enforcement of the law and the reauthorization of portions that had an expiration date. Students will also learn about the power of voting in a democratic society and why it is important to protect this right for all citizens.
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Voting Rights Act of 1965 activities