Us Voting acts throughout the years

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    1st to 24th

  • First Women's Rights Convention

    The first women's rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York. There, 68 women and 32 men sign a Declaration of Sentiments, which modeled on the Declaration of Independence, and sets the agenda for the women's rights movement. A set of 12 resolutions is adopted calling for equal treatment of women and mern under the law and voting rights for women.
  • 15th amendment

    Amendment 15 was an amendment after the Civil War made to let slaves vote. This amendment was made because even though slaves had freedom and were considered equal in the system of due process now they still couldn't vote so to let them vote the government made an amendment saying anyone of any race could vote. National Archives
  • Minor v. Happersett

    Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that citizenship does not confer a right to vote, and therefore state laws barring women from voting are constitutionally valid. and casuing years untill women could properly vote
  • United States v. Reese

    United States v. Reese
    this was a case about the 15th Amendment. this happened because a minister refused to count an African American vote during an election. they said the 15th Amendment did not censor the right of sufferage but they should not let race determine if someone can vote or not. wikipedia
  • Guinn vs USA

    Guinn vs USA
    the case was about striking down the grandfather clause in Oklahoma voting registrations. . Justice Edward White went on to strike down the grandfather clause. He saw the Oklahoma law for what it was—a bald attempt to disfranchise blacks. Justice White wrote that the act "inherently brings" discrimination based on race "into existence since it is based purely on a period before the enactment of the Fifteenth Amendment.
  • First woman voted to the House of Representatives

    First woman voted to the House of Representatives
    Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to the House of Representatives. Woodrow Wilson states that the Democratic Party platform will support suffrage.this allowed them to get a footing and let them be able to feasably change if women could vote or not.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Voting Rights Act was passed, This outlawed the discriminatory voting practice this happened after the Civil War and led to literacy tests. No one shall be discriminated against in voting because of their sex. National Archives
  • Breedlove V Suttles

    Breedlove V Suttles
    A Georgia statute exempts all persons under 21 or over 60 years of age, and all females who do not register for voting, from a poll tax of $1.00 per year, under the state constitution. Which they are entiled nor denying or abridging. Justia
  • Wartime Service Raises Calls To Lower The Voting Age

    Wartime Service Raises Calls To Lower The Voting Age
    this was when ww2 was starting to happen and soilders felt mad they were that they got drafted with no say in their government. this is when the slogan old enough to fight old enough to vote annenbergclassroom
  • Georgia Becomes The First State To Lower Its Voting Age

    Georgia Becomes The First State To Lower Its Voting Age
    georgia becomes the first state to lower the voting age to 18. this did not change the fedral or state opion and it was kept untill 30 years later.
  • smith vs alwright

    smith vs alwright
    Lonnie E. Smith sued county election official S. S. Allwright for the right to vote in a primary election being conducted by the Democratic Party. He challenged the 1923 state law that authorized the party to establish its internal rules; the party required all voters in its primary to be white. but in the end, the Democratic Party's dueing was unconstitutional, and back people should be on their team. oyez
  • Alabama Literacy Tests Are Found Unconstitutional

    Alabama Literacy Tests Are Found Unconstitutional
    In Davis v. Schnell, the U.S. Supreme Court finds that an Alabama constitutional amendment that requires citizens to pass a test demonstrating their understanding of an article of the federal Constitution in order to vote violates that very document. this litercay test to be though as out of date and taken out
  • 24th amendment

    24th amendment
    this amendment was the elimination of the poll tax. the reason this was significant for voting was the fact the poll tax was often used to keep African Americans from voting as they were too poor to pay the tax. ronald regan presidential libray
  • Voting Rights Act Of 1965 Is Adopted

    Voting Rights Act Of 1965 Is Adopted
    the social gains that African Americans achieved by Civil Rights Act of 1964 can best be protected by exercising the right to vote, Congress writes a voting rights law. It temporarily suspends literacy tests. Under this law, discriminatory act that prevents Americans from voting is prohibited. this is to finally put an end to all voting discrinimation in america towards black peoples
  • Oregon V Mitchell

    Oregon V Mitchell
    The states of Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, and Texas sued, and argued that these Amendments infringe on rights the Constitution reserves for the states. This disqualified voters in president and vice president elections. Oyez
  • 26th amendment

    26th amendment
    The 26th Amendment is an amendment that allows 18-year-olds to vote because 18-year-olds were getting drafted and they were upset they couldn't vote for their country and the future of this country. this was possible thanks to 2 senators who made it their mission to help these young kids these people are senator Birch Bayh and Yael Bromberg.
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  • Young Voters Turn Out In High Numbers

    Young Voters Turn Out In High Numbers
    In the first election in which they are eligible to vote, 50 percent of Americans between eighteen and twenty-one go to the polls on Election Day. However, in Presidential election years between 1972 and 2000, the national voter turnout rate declines among younger voters, much more sharply than among older voters.
  • ‘Durational Residency’ Rule Is Found Unconstitutional

    ‘Durational Residency’ Rule Is Found Unconstitutional
    Tennessee passes a “durational residency” rule for citizens to qualify to vote. Under this rule, voters must live in the state for one year and in the county for ninety days before being allowed to vote. to help with eligibilty when voting. [annenbergclassroom](
  • Congress Strengthens The Voting Rights Act

    Congress Strengthens The Voting Rights Act
    Renewing its commitment to voting rights for another twenty-five years, African Americans who argue that electing the Mobile, Alabama, city council on an at-large basis — meaning that council members were elected by the city population this dilutes the black vote. The Court In response to this ruling, Congress amends the Voting Rights Act to permit a finding of racial discrimination without proof that the state specifically intends to discriminate.
  • Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee

    Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee
    everal Democratic groups challenged two Arizona voting laws for violating Section 2 of the VRA. The full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the plaintiffs and struck down both regulations. However, the Supreme Court overturned this decision, finding that the two laws did not violate Section 2.this eventally brought down the discrimination of voting act section2