Grandfather clause

Grandfather clause - 1924 when they were made citizens of...

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Grandfather clause In order to register, an applicant had to prove that is or her father or grandfather had  voted. Because the fathers and grandfathers of African Americans in the South had  been slaves and obviously had not voted, such applicants were rejected.  Residency requirements Voters would have to live in a community for a certain length of time before they could  vote there. In the Southern states, this was a burden to many rural blacks because they  moved from job to job as farm laborers.  Other restrictions to voting Although all the limitations on African Americans' voting have been abolished, they were  not the only group affected by restrictions. Native Americans became eligible to vote in 
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Unformatted text preview: 1924 when they were made citizens of the United States by an act of Congress. It was not until 1952 that Congress overturned 19th-century laws that had denied citizenship to Asian immigrants. Even today, voter registration requirements make it difficult, if not impossible, for some people to vote. In order to register, an applicant must have a permanent address, which the homeless do not have. Thousands of college students who go away to school can vote only "back home" through an absentee ballot. Many Americans find voting a chore because they move homes rapidly, and renewing their voter registration in the new locale is not a high priority....
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