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Title: American%20Government


1
American Government
  • Chapter 6
  • Section 1

2
Voting Rights
  • Suffrage the right to vote
  • Franchise the ability to vote
  • Disenfranchise Removing the ability to vote

3
First Stage of Restriction
  • Religion
  • Property Ownership
  • Tax Payment Qualification

4
Second Stage of Restriction
  • Race or Color
  • Eliminated de jure with the 15th Amendment, 1870
  • Existed de facto at least 90 years later

5
Third Stage of Restriction
  • Sex or Gender
  • Eliminated with the 19th Amendment, 1920
  • Applies to National Elections primarily
  • Most Western states already allowed female
    suffrage in local elections

6
Fourth Stage of Restriction
  • Civil Rights Movement (not revolution)
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • 23rd Amendment, 1961, gives D.C. 3 electoral
    votes
  • 24th Amendment, 1964, eliminates poll tax

7
Age Requirement
  • 26th Amendment, 1971, lowers voting age to 18
  • Can be drafted at age 18, but could not vote
    until 21

8
Voting Qualifications
  • Federal Guidelines
  • State (Local) Rules
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