world history 2nd quarter test 2
How have voting rights changed over the course of American history?
1. voting rights have been extended to more Americans.
2. Voting qualifications based on property ownership, religion, race, and sex have all been eliminated through federal laws and constitutional amendments.
3. The age requirement for voting has been reduced
The Constitution originally gave the power to decide voter qualifications to who?
At first most States allowed only who to vote.
white male property owners
many restrictions on voting rights have been eliminated starting when
who has the power to decide who has the right to vote?
At first it was the states but that power has been shifting from the States to the federal government