United States Voting

  • North Carolina's 1776 Constitution

    The Carolina Charter which guaranteed the people with specific liberties and rights known as the "rights of Englishmen". The charter was a way for the people to get rights but they were later violated and ended up causing conflicts with London. It started the Separation of Powers into your 3 branches of government. The legislature came to be which was the starting of the positions in the political system and the voting statistics as well.
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    Seneca Falls Convention

    It's known as birthplace of American feminism and it was the first woman's rights convention in the U.S.. Th activist leader Elizabeth Stanton was an activist leader who headed the convention. The main fighting factor of this convention was the right to vote. Women wanted the right to vote because they believe that they deserve it just as much as men. They also along with this wanted the rights to property and education because they thought men and women deserved and should be treated equal.
  • Passage of the 15th Amendment

    This amendment was for giving African Americans the right to vote by saying that they have their rights as citizens. The later declared it as the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." This deals with the voting process because it gives people of any race or color the right to vote and participate in the political process.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    These are local and state laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern U.S.. Some of the laws included segregating railroads, schools, public places, streetcars, and some other things. The laws as a total technically weren't officially enforced until the 1960s.
  • The 17th Amendment

    The 17th Amendment stated the guidelines of the Senators in the political system/government. It says the Senate of the United States government should be composed of two Senators for every state and that those two Senators shall be chosen by a voting process done by the people. The main bases of this amendment is that every person and/or voter should and shall be given the rights and powers to directly elect Senators.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment was also known as the amendment involving Woman's Suffrage. This amendment provides the stated lines that men and women should and will have equal voting rights. It also states that the rights for any citizen to vote shall not be denied because of race, color, or gender. This has voting significance because it started the opportunity for women to have the right to vote and have a voice in the government and political process.
  • The Indian Citizenship Act

    The Indian Citizenship Act is when Congress granted the right of citizenship to all Native Americans that were born in the United States. Even though there was still controversy after this act due to that some Native Americans still weren't allowed to vote. This has significance to voting because when those Native Americans earned citizenship they also earned the right to vote.
  • The 23rd Amendment

    The 23rd Amendment allows American citizens that live in the District of Columbia to vote for the president and vice president. These later in turn vote in the Electoral College for the president and vice president after them being allowed to vote entirely. This also took away the fee that used to be required to vote in national elections which was a poll tax. But in this amendment it prevents poll tax in the federal elections and prohibits it.
  • The 24th Amendment

    The 24th Amendment of the United States Constitution is a lot like the 23rd Amendment. It marked the ending of poll tax specifically on poll tax in the federal government. This pools along th=o the 23rd Amendment because it took away the fee people have to pay to vote in national elections. The fee was actually a poll tax in federal elections so now it is abolished and that is no longer required.
  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed around the time of the Civil Rights Movement which was a big moment as well. This act eliminated many various devices like literacy tests, and also restricting the right of voting to African Americans. It also outlawed and prohibited discrimination in voting practices that are or were adopted in the southern states. It also overcame legal and local barriers at local levels for African Americans to vote and it helps them get the free right to do that.
  • The 26th Amendment

    The 26th Amendment first of all changed a part of the 14th Amendment. But it also lower the voting age which happened over a very long process. The debate started around World War II and around this time young men that had the right to vote were also conscripted to fight for the country and go off into the war. This was a very very controversial topic around the unpopular Vietnam War and time of long debate and argument involving the drop in voting age in the United States.