The National Youth Rights Associaiton:

The National Youth Rights Association is a huge part of 1990's. It was also known as the "last civil rights movement." The NYRA was to establish restrictions for youth. The restrictions included the age of voting, drinking, etc. The NYRA thought that youth should be able to vote at the age of 16. Also, the youth, specifically youth at the age of 16, were impacted by decisions that were made, but they could not vote. The NYRA thought that it was unfair to the youth. Also, the NYRA thought that the youth had the maturity to vote. Kids began to mature at an earlier age. For example, driving ressembles the responsibility of one and drivers are thought to be treated like adults. For example. "Today’s youth are smarter than their parents’ generation. Studies conducted by Professor James Flynn have shown that IQ scores grew by 17 points during the period 1947 through 2001, with the increase accelerating to 0.36 points per year in the 1990’s. In other words, a child scoring in the top 25% in an IQ test today, would score in the top 3% of an IQ test in 1932. Experts have suggested an explanation to this trend: the explosion of new media, television and particularly the internet, which challenge youth’s cognitive senses and problem solving abilities." (http://www.youthrights.org/votetalkingpoints.php) In addition, most kids have jobs before they graduate high school, and the NYRA thought that they should have the opportunity and responsibility to vote. Also, the NYRA thought that youth had the education to vote because in schools they were taught about politics through learning about history, government, or economics. In addition, it was determined that youth voting would increase the number of adults who vote. "Studies taken on the Kids Voting program
have shown that the mock election program has increased parental turnout. A 1996 survey found that that between five and ten percent of respondents reported Kids Voting was a factor in their decision to vote." (http://www.youthrights.org/votetalkingpoints.php)


President George H. Bush:

Then In May of 1990, President Bush proclaimed the Asian/Pacific Heritage Month. He extended the Asian/Pacific Heritage to a month, so it became the Asian/Pacific Heritage Month. The Proclamation was in the Rose Garden at the White House. Also, in 1990 the American With Disabilities Act became a law. Specifically it became a law on July 26th. The act was signed by George Bush and he signed this act to make it a law. The act stated that fixtures in buildings had to be changed to accomodate those with disabilities and that it was mandatory for employers not to discriminate against those who were disabled. In addition, to President Bush's Disabilities Act he put into play and his Asian/Pacific Heritage Month, he vetoes the Civil Rights Act of 1990 on October 22, 1990. He " 'employs a maze of highly legalistic language to introduce the destructive force of quotas' in the workplace." (http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/History/) The senate fell two votes short to override the veto of the two-thirds majority.

Women:

Also, women played a big part of the Civil Rights in the 90's to the present day. Six women occupy the senate seats simultaneously. They include Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Carol Moseley- Braun, Patty Murray, Nancy Kassebaum, and Barbara Mikulski. More women voted in the election than men did with George Bush running as President in the 1990's. But the downfall was that it would take a long time to override the male dominance in the 1990's to the present day. But 1992 was the year that was pronounced the year of women.

Hispanics:
In addition, for nine years, during 1990-1999, the decade of the Hispanics evolved. The Hispanics power increased as well as the media. The media provided a sense of authority and prosperity for the Hispanics. People began to recognize their power including businesses as well as television and radio. ,



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(www.rnha.org/about-us)
Same Sex Marriage:

Same sex marriage is a huge debate. In 2005, an article was written that explained the controversy. Same sex marriage legislation was passed the same sex marriage legislation in the House of Commons with a 158-133 vote. The legislation passed easily with most of the support of the Liberals. Canada was only the third country in the world to allow same sex marriage. "Two groups, for and against 'gay marriage', were protesting with placards on opposite sides of the street. Politicians inside the building were debating a call for a referendum on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and not one between people of the same-sex." (http://galenet.galegroup.com/sevlet/History) "In the event, there were not enough votes to force a referendum on the amendment. It seemed to me a distinctly illiberal outcome, however, that people were not given the right to vote on such an important issue -- though I was told later that the Massachusetts opponents of 'gay marriage' may have tied this issue too closely to the concept of "civil partnership", which is entirely different." (http://galenet.galegroup.com/sevlet/History)

Illegal Immigration:

Illegal immigration is being controlled. The Department of Homeland Security law enforcement agencies, ICE has the the strongest force of investigations. Their mission is to protect the US and the American people by keeping an eye on people who support terrorist and crime. ICE does this by providing the nation with laws that inforce nation's immigration and custom laws. "ICE is educating the private sector to institute best hiring practices, and with its support is identifying systemic vulnerabilities that may be exploited to undermine immigration and border controls." (http://web.ebscohost.com).

Asian Americans:

1990- APA Heritage Month Signing
- takes place at the White House in Washington D.C.
- Asian Americans watched the signing by George Bush

1990- Hate Crimes Statistics Act passed
- Attorney General must give information every year about crimes that show prejudice
- Attorney General investigations took place because people wanted to know more information about crimes.

1991- Boston Chinatown Massacre
- Jan. 12
- Executed
- Five men were killed as they begged for their life.

1992- May is declared "Asian Pacific Heritage Month"

Fun Fact: "In 2009 one of eight newly married couples in the US met online." (www.berro.com)


Used Links:

http://web.ebscohost.com
www.youthrights.org/votetalkingpoints.php
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/History/
http://us_asians.tripod.com/timeline-overall1.html
http://www.berro.com

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