Unformatted text preview: then by the next election they had to pay for the current election and for the past one. This was the racists white’s way of keeping the power in their hands. • The amendment was proposed by the congress. This required a two-thirds vote from them. The amendment was ratified by the states. • In the ratification of the 24 th amendment the Supreme Court had decided that having a poll tax on the state level was unconstitutional. There was a 6 to 3 vote in the case Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections. Although the Congress and the states retain the power to broaden constitutional protections beyond what the Court has ruled to do, the Supreme Court and some other forms of power may act on their belief....
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- Spring '08
- English, Supreme Court of the United States, Reconstruction era of the United States, 24th Amendment