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a fair representation during the elections. Additionally, the Ku Klux Klan and rifle clubs had appointed managers and nominated leaders who they felt where suitable to represent them in certain major positions in the government system. As if that was not enough, the majority tried many different strategies to prevent the minority from voting, whether it was changing their residence information or putting different name initials on ballots. It is clear to me that even though this right to vote was for all people, certain groups of people took it upon themselves to violate that right for others. Though, not as extreme as it was in the past, I still feel that even today, the minority in some areas of the United States are intimidated during elections. Some of the intimidations may include restrictive voting laws, which have been historically targeted minorities and identification laws.
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ELECTION METHODS IN THE SOUTH & SLAUGTERHOUSE AND CRUIKSHANK QUESTIONS HISTORY 2110 QUESTIONS ON SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND CRUIKSHANK CASES 1. How did those supreme court cases interpret the rights that are guaranteed by the constitution? The supreme court interpreted the rights that a state can grant business controls to some of its citizens but not to others without conflicting with the constitution. For example, the court banned all other slaughterhouses from operating but, allowed only one slaughterhouse to operate. 2. As far as the supreme court was concerned, who was the 14 th Amendment written to protect? The supreme court believed that the 14 th amendment only prohibits the states from withholding the privileges and immunities belonging to the American citizenship but, not to individual state members.
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  • Fall '12
  • JosephBagley
  • Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Robert Smalls

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