DBQ:  The Voting Rights - Should voting material be printed in other languages?
DBQ: The Voting Rights Act Section 203 and Section 5
Should voting materials be published in languages other than English? And should certain countries with a history of discrimination pre-clear any voting changes with the US Department of Justice?


Background:
In 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, removing the barriers that had kept African Americans disenfranchised. In 1975, Congress amended the act to address voting barriers related to Latino and Native American voters. Section 203 of the law required that voting materials be published in languages other than English in certain areas. Section 5 required that certain countries with a history of discrimination pre-clear any voting changes with the US Department of Justice.
Task:
Use your knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement and the documents below to answer the essential question, and questions 1-4.
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