History of Voting Rights

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Bill of Rights

December 15, 1791

The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution
were adopted to protect We the People
from excesses of the government. At the time,
We the People meet only with white males who had
owned property and also were over 21years old.
The states decided how much property should be
owned to qualify that person to vote or run for in office.
New Jersey white women who met property
and residency could be requirements to vote when the
Constitution was ratified, but the state revoked
that right in 1807.

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Thirteenth Amendment of Constitution

February 01, 1865

Abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. Approved by the 38th Congress because the black had the right of freedom because the slave help out with the war and also they defeated so many states.

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Women's Suffrage

1776

A Woman Suffrage Amendment is introduced in the United States Congress. The wording is unchanged in 1919, when the amendment finally passes both of the hoses that they should let women vote also and that they were as the same as the males that got to vote.

Law passed in last 50 years

1777

Created a great wealth and of the many new technologies but it did not work well for everybody. It led to high unemployment, big differences between rich and poor, and to the growth of monopolies in which one company could control a market. So
governments began to soften the effects of what was happening by providing unemployment benefit health care and other service and to end.

US Constitution

1787

The state that have the right to vote

Women Suffrage

1836

Sarah Grimke begins her speaking career as an abolitionist and a women's rights advocate. She is eventually silenced by male abolitionists who consider her public speaking a liability.that means that she was help by some of the males that want them to vote.

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Seneca Falls Convention

July 1848

All thought the concert came to protect over 3,000 man. To push for women the right to vote

Civil Rights Act Fifteenth Amendment

1870

Gave federal courts the power to enforce the act and to employ the use of federal marshals and the army to uphold it.This means that they had a right to did more things like the white people all the marching had pay off.

African-American voting rihgts

1876

In the century following Reconstruction, African Americans in the South faced overwhelming obstacles to voting for the president . Despite the Fifteenth and Nineteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which had enfranchised black men and women, southern voter registration boards used poll taxes, literacy tests so they could not vote and some of the African American could to read so they could not vote, and other bureaucratic impediments to deny African Americans their legal rights. Southern blacks also risked harassment and also there life's trying to go vote , intimidation, economic reprisals, and physical violence when they tried to register or vote.

African-American voting rights

1992

The Voting Rights Language Assistance Act was passed. This legislation required bilingual voting materials and expanded coverage to jurisdictions with more than 10,000 voting-age minority citizens who were not proficient in English. This
provision also provided an alternative coverage standard for Indians and Alaska Natives.