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Voting Rights Act (United States) (1965) Published: March 3, 2011
The Voting Rights Act, passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 6, 1965, suspended literacy tests and nationally prohibited abridgment of the right to vote based on race or color.
Virginia colony Published: March 3, 2011
Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere (1607) and the core of what would later become the royal colony of Virginia (1624).
Vietnamese immigration Published: March 3, 2011
There were virtually no Vietnamese in North America prior to the Vietnam War (1964–75).
Vancouver Riot Published: March 3, 2011
The rising demand by industrialists for Asian labor during the first decade of the 20th century led to a dramatic increase in Japanese and Chinese immigration to British Columbia and a growing fear by residents of what was called a “yellow peril.”