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  1. African American Suffrage Olivia, Hannah, Matthew, Peter

  2. Civil Rights Act 1964 • The law that made racial discrimination against any group in hotels, motels, and restaurants illegal and forbade many forms of job discrimination. • See other parts on page 150!

  3. 15th and 24th Amendment • The 15th Amendment extended suffrage (the right to vote) to African Americans. • The 24th Amendment made poll taxes illegal.

  4. Poll Taxes • Small taxes levied on the right to vote. This method was used by southern states to exclude African Americans from voting.

  5. White Primary • One of the means used to discourage African American voting that permitted political parties in the heavily Democratic South to exclude African Americans from primary elections. PRIMARY

  6. Grandfather Clause • Exempted persons whose grandfathers were eligible to vote in 1860 from taking literacy tests to vote.

  7. True/False Quiz • The 15th Amendment outlawed poll taxes • The Grandfather Clause exempted people whose grandfathers could vote in 1860 from taking literacy tests. • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made racial discrimination against any group in hotels, motels, and restaurants illegal and forbade many forms of job discrimination.

  8. Quiz Answers • False: The 24thAmendment outlawed poll taxes • True: The Grandfather Clause exempted people whose grandfathers could vote in 1860 from taking literacy tests. • True: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made racial discrimination against any group in hotels, motels, and restaurants illegal and forbade many forms of job discrimination.