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most important legislation passed in the 20th century


just wondering what pieces of legislation passed in the 20th century were the most important and why. all i hear is negative things about bills (OMG THE PATRIOT ACT!!!!111), just want to hear some positives.

obviously the most important legislation passed in the 20th century was the voting rights act of 1965, followed by the civil rights act of 1964.

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the most important legislation in this 21st century is adopting of universal health care, adopting and engineering a more humanistic and multicultural education, therefore quality education, having a sweatshop ordinance, fair trade legislature, making corporations socially and environmentally responsible, stop the privatization of resources, resocialize everything, reversing and eliminating the patriot act, progressively changing our need of foreign oil to alternative sources, changing our need of fossil fuels to alternative, democratizing the undemocratic world economic system, Eradicating the debt that third world countries have upon them and changing US Foreign Policy, all the Free Trade Agreements should be replaced with an international system of cooperation that fosters social equality, human rights, cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, and community well being.
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The Marshall Plan helped to finance the reconstruction of Western Europe after WWII. Reconstruction had several benefits:

-- in Germany, a hated enemy was turned into a friend.
-- in other Western European countries, it provided support to fragile democratic governments. Soviet-style communism wasn't able to take root in a free, democratic society.
-- it expanded American influence and created markets for American goods.
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Re: most important legislation passed in the 20th century


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obviously the most important legislation passed in the 20th century was the voting rights act of 1965, followed by the civil rights act of 1964.
And I would add the New Deal (lumping the legislation together) as a very close third.

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The Marshall Plan helped to finance the reconstruction of Western Europe after WWII. Reconstruction had several benefits:

-- in Germany, a hated enemy was turned into a friend.
If this country did that after WW I we probably wouldn't had Hitler and WWII.

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"Most Important" doesn't necessarily have a positive connotation. Very bad legislation is also of great importance.

Being someone who in general opposes most legislation, this will take me awhile.

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The NRA, being on par with Nazi war criminals, should be executed for crimes against humanity. They are guilty of inflicting mass suffering upon America.
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I thought we were limiting it to legislation in the sense that after the bill passed, it didn't require state ratification as well, but if we can include amendments, then we definately need to include the nineteenth. It enfranchised half the country.

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right now I'm beginning to think that it was limiting the presidency to 2 terms!

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The NRA, being on par with Nazi war criminals, should be executed for crimes against humanity. They are guilty of inflicting mass suffering upon America.
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right now I'm beginning to think that it was limiting the presidency to 2 terms!


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