Civil Rights Movement

Following World War II, the United States experienced unprecedented public sentiment against the oppression of African Americans and other minorities.

Bill of Rights

The framers of the U.S. Constitution were concerned that the individual rights of Americans in the new republic were not adequately protected in the original Constitution.

Age Discrimination

American society is aging as health care improves, the baby boom generation approaches retirement age, and the age for eligibility to draw full Social Security benefits rises.