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Voting and Voter Behavior. Define the following terms in your notebooks: suffrage- franchise- electorate-

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1 Voting and Voter Behavior

2 Define the following terms in your notebooks: suffrage- franchise- electorate-

3 . The Expansion of the Electorate The Framers of the Constitution purposely left the power to set suffrage qualifications to each State. (1789) Right to vote was given to white male property owners

4 The history of American suffrage has been marked by 2 long-term trends The gradual elimination of several voting restrictions over the years. The States original power over the right to vote has been gradually assumed by the Federal government.

5 Extending Suffrage: The 5 stages 1. Early 1800s * Religious, property ownership, and tax payment qualifications were eliminated 2. Following the Civil War * The 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870. 3. Early 1900s * The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920.

6 4. 1960s *The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its later extensions provided racial equality. *The 23rd Amendment gave voting rights to the electorate in the District of Columbia. 5. 1970s *The 26th Amendment gave voting rights to citizens of 18 yrs. old

7 1. U.S. Citizen 2. 18 years old on or before the next general election 3. A resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election 4. Registered to vote at least 30 days before the election

8 http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lakeelection s/electionshomepage.aspx http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lakeelection s/electionshomepage.aspx


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