History of Voting in America

  • North Carolina's 1776 Constitution

    North Carolina's 1776 Constitution
    This new constitution abolished slavery for all men in the North Carolina. It gave all males the right to vote in the North Carolina with no restrictions. It expanded the influence of a democracy by making governor terms longer. The new constitution also increased the amount of votes in the government elections. More people were allowed to be involved in the government which lead to a democracy. Also voting in the North Carolina had less restrictions and qualifications to be able to vote.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    This was a convention that challenged the government about the rights of women. It also tested women equality towards men so the convention created the Declaration of Sentiments. This convention leads to the creation of the nineteenth amendment. The convention led to feminist leaders holding positions in the government. This lead to a democracy by involving women in the government. The rights gave a democracy a chance to grow by having more involvement of the people in the government.
  • Passage of the 15th Amendment

    Passage of the 15th Amendment
    This eliminates to government using race to establish who can vote. The civil war led to this event by increasing liberties and rights. This gave freed slaves and African Americans more civil rights in voting. This people were now allowed to vote and partake in the government positions. This amendment led to the US enforcing racial equality in the voting system. This influenced a democracy by letting more people express there ideas and opinions to the nation, creating a bigger equal society.
  • Passage of the 17th Amendment

    Passage of the 17th Amendment
    This amendment allowed the people to directly vote for US senators. This was led to by the problems and disagreements in the government. This led to a democracy by allowing the opinions of the people instead of legislators take place. This influenced voting by allowing the actual people to directly choose senators. The amendment got rid of issues in the two houses and periods of times without senators. This also created an opportunity for the people to contribute towards the government with.
  • Passage of the 19th Amendment

    Passage of the 19th Amendment
    This event gave women in the US the right to vote and hold a position in the government. This was led to by the history of the US women in sufferance trying to gain the right to vote and be involved in Congress. This allows Congress to enforce legislative of approving this act for women. The women can now vote in elections and hold a position in government. Women in the US can now serve in a jury in court. It makes the US more democratic by letting the people be more involved in the government.
  • Indian Citizenship Act

    Indian Citizenship Act
    This act allowed for all Native Americans to receive citizenship. This was led to by the civil war not including many Native Americans as citizens. The act led to the expansion of a democracy because it created a nation as one. This allowed the Native Americans to receive new rights and privileges of the US. The act also led to the innovation of voting for Native Americans. More citizens were now a part of the US creating more equality among its people.
  • Passage of the 23rd Amendment

    Passage of the 23rd Amendment
    This passage allowed people in the District of Columbia to vote in the presidency. This was led to by the problems of no local government and voting in national elections. This expanded democracy by allowing the people in the area of the federal government partake in it. This was done by giving rights to vote and giving residents citizenship. This increased the rights in voting by allowing a restricted area to now vote. The government was more involved with the people since it listened to them.
  • Passage of the 24th Amendment

    Passage of the 24th Amendment
    This amendment made voting for African Americans in the South more equal. The discrimination of race in voting laws lead to this establishment. It mainly targeted the toll tax freedoms when having to vote. This influence a democracy by including more votes, creating an equal government. It made the nation more as a one with all as a whole group. It changed voting by decreasing the borders towards it. This was done by eliminate the payment in order to vote, allowing the poor to be involved.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    This act targeted the barriers of voting for African Americans in the US. The unjust rights of the fiftieth amendment not being applied to the people led to this act. This expanded democracy by recreating the rights of African Americans to partake in voting. This influenced voting by allowing more citizens to vote in the government. This is done by destroying the barriers that have mainly stopped African Americans from voting. Therefore this act has made the US more equal by apply rights to all.
  • Voting During Jim Crow

    Voting During Jim Crow
    This was an establishment that decreased the limits of the poor and colored in voting. The unequal treatment of the people mainly in the South led to this establishment. It expanded democracy by allowing these people to be more involved in the nation. It allowed them to be in and have control in courts, public schools, and the police. This influenced voting laws by decreasing the taxes needed to vote. Allowing more citizens of the US to vote and actual receive their constitutional rights.
  • Passage of the 26th Amendment

    Passage of the 26th Amendment
    This amendment lead to the lowering of the voting age to eighteen. This amendment also changed properties to included more African Americans and women. This lead to democratization by removing voting qualifications for men, women, and African Americans. It allowed more people to partake in the governments voting system. This allowed the nation to express ideas of the people at a bigger scale. This lead to the questioning of poll taxes, residential essentials, and literature tests of voting.