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Unformatted text preview: Review 3 Suffrage worksheet What is suffrage? Property requirements... requirements based on race and/or gender...lengthy residency requirements What is the fifteenth amendment? (1870) The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or What happened with the Voting Acts Right of 1965? 1. Prohibited States from denying anyone the right to vote on the basis of race 2. Required southern states to gain approval (justice department) from the federal govt. before making any changes in voting procedures or What is the 1965 Enactment? By 1965 concerted efforts to break the grip of state disfranchisement had been under way for some time, but had achieved only modest success overall and in some areas had proved almost entirely ineffectual Congress determined that the existing federal anti-discrimination laws were not What are the 1982 amendments? Congress amended Section 2 to provide that a plaintiff could establish a violation of the Section without having to prove discriminatory purpose. What is the 19th amendment? (1920) The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. What are poll taxes? Adopted by the Texas Legislature in 1902, with voter approval, the payment of a poll tax as a requirement for voting. The law was aimed at the Populist Movement, which had organized low-income white farmers into a political coalition that threatened the establishment within the Democratic party. The poll tax also restricted ballot access of What is the 24th amendment? (1964) The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative for Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure What is the United States v. Texas supreme court case about? The poll tax in Texas was abolished What are white primaries? Beginning in 1923 & continuing until 1945, the Texas legislature passed bills prohibiting African Americans from participating in the Democratic primary election. These acts were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme What is the supreme court case Smith v. Allwright (1944) about? Overturned earlier rulings that political parties were private organizations. The Court ruled that political parties were agents of the state and could not exclude people from What is the 26th amendment? (1971) The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or What is motor voter registration? (1993) Enacted to ease voter registration requirements by allowing individuals to register when they apply for drivers; licenses, as well as in public Types of elections...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course PHIL 1305 taught by Professor Gordon during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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