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Dominance & Legislative Processes - Chapter Summary
Reviewing these lessons on dominance and legislative processes can enhance your knowledge of topics like women's suffrage leaders who championed voting rights for women and affirmative action legislation. You can also gain a better understanding of accessibility guidelines for individuals with disabilities. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:
- Discuss the impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Explain who the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 protects
- Recount what the Reconstruction Amendments established
- Discuss the women's suffrage movement and the work of early feminists
- Explain how affirmative action affects diversity in the workplace
These lessons can help you quickly grasp key civil rights and diversity concepts through engaging illustrations and a clear instruction style. Vocabulary words are highlighted in bold for quick reference. Study only the lessons you need, and review them in any order you choose. A brief quiz is available to test your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as an offline study tool.
1. What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact
This lesson discusses the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Learn more about the history and impact of these landmark pieces of legislation.
2. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? Learn about the ADA's history, the individuals it protects, the accessibility guidelines, as well as how the disability movement ensured the passing of this important legislation.
3. The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments
Between 1865 and 1870, during the historical era known as Reconstruction, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified to establish political equality for all Americans. Together, they are known as the Reconstruction Amendments.
4. Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders
The women's suffrage movement became one of the most prominent areas of reform during the Progressive movement. Learn about the work of early feminists, changing roles of women and notable women suffrage leaders who pushed for women's right to vote.
5. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace
Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.
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- Social Construction & Power
- Categories of Social Difference
- Ideologies of Social Difference
- Stratification of Difference in Society
- Direct & Indirect Discrimination
- Theories of Prejudice
- Relations in the Multicultural Society
- Native Americans in the U.S.
- African Americans in the U.S.
- Latin Americans in the U.S.
- Asian, Jewish & Middle Eastern Americans
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