Presentation on theme: "Voting and Voter Behavior"— Presentation transcript:
1Voting and Voter Behavior Chapter 6Voting and Voter Behavior
2Political Dictionary Define the following terms in your notebooks: suffrage-franchise-electorate-
3The History of Voting Rights . The Expansion of the ElectorateThe 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
4The History of Voting Rights The history of American suffrage has been marked by 2 long-term trendsThe gradual elimination of several voting restrictions over the years.The State’s original power over the right to vote has been gradually assumed by the Federal government.
5. Extending Suffrage: The 5 stages 1. Early 1800’s* Religious, property ownership, and tax payment qualifications were eliminated2. Following the Civil War* The 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870.3. Early 1900’s* The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920.
6Extending Suffrage: The 5 stages *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.’s*The 26th Amendment gave voting rights to citizens of 18 yrs. old
7Ohio’s Voting Qualifications 1. U.S. Citizen 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