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Civil Rights Act (22 June 1970)


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Place Northern America » United States of America

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781577180999.1997.x


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This law amended and extended for five years the V oting R ights A ct . It increased its scope to northern cities or ccunties that used literacy tests , and established uniform residence requirements to vote in presidential elections. It lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 in federal, state, and local elections, but this last provision was held unconstitutional regarding states in O regon V. M itchell . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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