Voting Rights

Main

U.S. Constitution Adopted.

1787

In 1787 the U.S Constitution was fighting for the opporunity for everyone being allowed to vote.

Women's Suffrage Movement

1848

It demands that women be granted all rights as full citizens including the right to vote. The Women's Suffrage Movement was important because women wanted equal rights just like the men so they fought to gain those rights.

Passed 15th Amendment

March 30 1870

15th Amendment permanent guarantee that, throughout the nation, no person shall be denied the right to vote on account of race or color. Southern states restored the right to vote. President Andrew Johnson was responsible for the right to vote

Passed 19th Amendment

June 4, 1919 - 1920

An amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex.

Blacks in Florida

2000

Black voters were nearly 10 times more likely than non-Black voters to have their ballots rejected. The government in Florida was taking away the right for blacks to vote in Florida. They were trying to destroy there franchise.
http://images.nypl.org/index.php?id=1221476&t=w

Voting rights and the criminal justice system

2013

1.4 million Black men (13% of adult African-American males) are denied the right to vote because they served time in prison. In 5 states (including Florida) more than one-in-four adult male African-Americans are disenfranchised. Latinos and Native-Americans are similarly affected. This shows how they try to block out the blacks & natives, just because someone is behind bars doesn';t mean that there vote want count.

Voter Suppression

2013

The Republican Party is particularly active in targeting naturalized immigrant citizens, Blacks, Latinos, and those seniors who traditionally vote Democratic. Suppression tactics include both legal ploys and outright deceit. The government is always targeting the blacks & Lations, they should just look at the bigger picture and come to a conclusion.

The fight to have our votes count

2013

In the 19th and 20th Centuries we fought to expand the right to vote. The voting rights struggle of the 21st Century will be to have our votes count. Not the right to have our votes counted though as we saw in Florida in 2000, that too may be a crucial issue, but rather the right to have our votes mean something. This talks about how now in the present day that votes are starting to count which is a good thing.