History of the Electoral College.docx - MYRANDA KNEPP 1944 1889 1790s Beginning electorate of white males who own property Smith v Allwright Florida

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MYRANDA KNEPP 1790’s Beginning electorate of white males who own property 1870 The fifteenth amendment passes, technically giving former slaves the right to vote. Protected the right to vote of all men regardless of race. 1889 Florida adopts a poll tax. This makes voting difficult for many African- Americans and poor white people. 1920 The nineteenth amendment gives women the right to vote. 1944 Smith v. Allwright The Supreme Court outlaws white primaries. The court declares the nomination process to be a public process. 1961 The twenty-third amendment allows the District of Columbia to participate in
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