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Unformatted text preview: fourth Amendment. Literacy tests Again in the Southern states, literacy tests were used to restrict applicants. The usual practice was to require an African American to explain some complex part of the Constitution, while whites were given an easier passage to read and explain. Good-character tests Prospective African-American voters in the South had to provide an endorsement of their "good character" from two or more registered voters....
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.
- Spring '08