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Civil Rights ActLaw that outlawed discrimination in public accommodations and employment.Voting Rights ActLaw passed in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965; it authorized federal protection of the right to vote and permitted federal enforcement of minority voting rights in individual counties, mostly in the South.Hart-Celler Act1965 law that eliminated the national origins quota system for immigration estab-lished by laws in 1921 and 1924; led to radical change in the origins of immi-grants to the United States, with Asians and Latin Americans out-numbering Eu-ropeans.Great SocietyTerm coined by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his 1965 State of the Union ad-dress, in which he proposed legislation to address problems of voting rights, poverty, diseases, education, immigration, and the environment.War on Poverty
Plan announced by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his 1964 State of the Union address; under the Economic Opportunity Bill signed later that year, Head Start, VISTA, and the Jobs Corps were created, and programs were created for stu-dents, farmers, and businesses in efforts to eliminate poverty.Black PowerPost-1966 rallying cry of a more militant civil rights movement.New LeftRadical youth protest movement of the 1960s, named by leader Tom Hayden to distinguish it from the Old (Marxist-Leninist) left of the 1930s.Students for a Democratic SocietyMajor organization of the New Left founded at the University of Michigan in 1960 by Tom Hayden and Al Haber.Port Huron statementA manifesto by Students for a Democratic Society that criticized institutions rang-ing from political parties to corporations, unions, and the military-industrial com-plex, while offering a new vision of social change.Gulf of Tonkin ResolutionLegislation passed by Congress in 1964 in reaction to supposedly unprovoked at-tacks on American warships off the coast of North Vietnam; it gave the president unlimited authority to defend U.S. forces and members of SEATO.Counterculture"Hippie" youth culture of the 1960s, which rejected the values of the dominant culture in favor of illicit drugs, communes, free sex, and rock music.The Feminine MystiqueThe book widely credited with sparking second-wave feminism in the Unite States. Author Betty Friedan focused on college-educated women, arguing that they would find fulfillment by engaging in paid labor outside the home.
National Organization for WomenOrganization founded in 1966 by writer Betty Friedan and other feminists; it pushed for abortion rights, nondiscrimination in the workplace, and other forms ofequality for women.Stonewall InnA gathering place for New York's gay community, the site of the 1969 police raids and resulting riots that launched the modern gay rights movement.

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