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The right to vote
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The right to vote

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  • 1. The Right To Vote American Government
  • 2. History of Voting Rights <ul><li>Suffrage was set to each state. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suffrage=the right to vote! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Franchise is another term with the same meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of the Electorate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Originally only white male property owners could vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many felt this was unfair-changed with Andrew Jackson </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. American Electorate <ul><li>Electorate-the potential voting population </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All citizens 18 and older can qualify to vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trends: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The gradual elimination of several restrictions on the right to vote-religious beliefs, property, tax payment, race, gender, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>States power turned to Federal power. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 4. Extending Suffrage <ul><li>Five Stages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1800&apos;s-no religious restrictions-eliminate property ownership requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-Civil War-15 th Amendment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19 th Amendment-Women gain suffrage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1960&apos;s-Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23 rd and 24 th Amendments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam War-26 th Amendment </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Restrictions on States for Voting Qualifications <ul><li>Suffrage still lies within the states, but they must do the following: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Must be able to vote in ALL elections </li></ul><ul><li>2. Cannot deprive based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude </li></ul><ul><li>3. Cannot deprive based on race </li></ul><ul><li>4. Cannot require payment of tax </li></ul><ul><li>5. Cannot deprive any person at least 18 years of age. </li></ul>
  • 6. Casting your Vote <ul><li>Page 151 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These steps apply when you vote! </li></ul></ul>

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