Ch 16: Dominance & Legislative Processes

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With this overview of dominance and legislative processes, improve your understanding of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and more. Concise but information-packed, the lessons are designed to help you with homework or test preparation.

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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 16: Dominance & Legislative Processes
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What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact

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.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

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.

The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments

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.

Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders

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.

Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

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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