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Extending the right to vote in America. 1. Religious Restrictions. 1810: States began to eliminate religious qualifications to vote. 2. Property ownerships restrictions. 1850’s States began eliminated ownership of property as a requirement to vote. 3. 1870: Race Restrictions on Men.

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1 religious restrictions
1. Religious Restrictions
  • 1810: States began to eliminate religious qualifications to vote
2 property ownerships restrictions
2. Property ownerships restrictions
  • 1850’s States began eliminated ownership of property as a requirement to vote
3 1870 race restrictions on men
3. 1870: Race Restrictions on Men
  • The 15th amendment allowed all men to vote regardless of color and race.
4 gender restrictions
4. Gender Restrictions
  • 19th Amendment allowed all women 21 and older to vote
5 1961 d c residents now have electoral votes to elect the president
5. 1961: D.C. residents now have Electoral votes to elect the president
  • 23rd Amendment Gave D.C. three electoral votes
6 1964 eliminated poll taxes
6. 1964: Eliminated poll taxes
  • 24th Amendment ended the requirement of a tax to vote
7 1965 voting rights act
7. 1965 Voting Rights Act
  • Outlawed all literacy tests in the United States.
8 1971 legal adults can vote
8. 1971: Legal adults can vote
  • 26th Amendment: All 18 year olds can vote.
citizenship
Citizenship
  • Allows for only citizens to vote
  • We shouldn’t be voting in Canada’s and Mexico’s elections.
residence
Residence
  • Most states require 30 days
  • Allows voters time to know the issues
  • Prevents fraud
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Age
  • Assures that voters have the maturity and knowledge to understand the issues.
  • Legal Adults
registration
Registration
  • Prevents Fraudulent voting
literacy tests
Literacy Tests
  • Theory: Keeps people who don’t have the mental and reading ability from voting
  • Reality: Used to keep immigrants and minorities from voting.
poll taxes
Poll Taxes
  • Made people pay to vote
  • Kept poor people from voting
grandfather clauses
Grandfather Clauses
  • If Your grandfather voted then you didn’t have to take a literacy test.
  • Effect: Only ex-slaves families and immigrants would have to take literacy tests.
why qualified voters don t vote1
Why qualified voters don’t vote
  • My vote doesn’t matter
  • Satisfied with the way things are
  • Distrust Politicians
  • It’s inconvenient and time consuming
  • Time Zone fallout
  • Lack of interest in politics
  • Absent from area on election day
  • I might have to do jury duty!