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1 Jeopardy Final Jeopardy $100 $100 $100 $100 $200 $200 $200 $200 $300
Right to Vote Voter Qualifications Suffrage & Civil Rights Voter Behavior $100 $100 $100 $100 $200 $200 $200 $200 $300 $300 $300 $300 $400 $400 $400 $400 $500 $500 $500 $500 Final Jeopardy

2 1 - $100 Name one of the qualifications that was eliminated in the first stage of extending suffrage? Religious, property, and tax qualifications began to disappear in every state (early 1800s)

3 1 - $200 To whom does the Constitution give the most power to set suffrage qualifications? States The Framers of the Constitution purposefully left the power to set suffrage qualifications to each State, although the Constitution does place five restrictions on the ability of the States to exercise that power.

4 1 - $300 How did the 24th Amendment change voting requirements in the states? It ended the poll tax as a requirement to vote.

5 1 - $400 What did the Voting Rights Act of 1965 accomplish?
It protected civil rights in polling places.

6 1 - $500 What is the 23rd Amendment?
Adds the voters of the District of Columbia to the presidential electorate.

7 2 - $100 Literacy tests used in the South threatened to keep white males from voting, as well as African Americans. What did these southern states do to make sure that white males who couldn’t read could still vote? States added a grandfather clause to their constitutions. This said that anyone who had voted before the 15th amendment (1870), or his male descendants, could become a legal voter.

8 2 - $200 Which federal law passed in 1993 was intended to make voter registration easier? Motor Voter Law Requires every state to allow all eligible voters to register to vote when they apply for or renew a driver’s license; provides for voter registration by mail; and makes registration forms available at state employment offices and social service agencies.

9 2 - $300 What are the three universal requirements for voting in the United States? Citizenship, legal residency, age

10 2 - $400 What reasoning did the Supreme Court give for banning the poll tax as a requirement for voting? It went against the 14th Amendment. In Harper v. Virginia Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled that the poll tax went against the Equal Protection Clause. This meant the poll tax and other taxes could no longer be used as a requirement for voting.

11 2 - $500 The main purpose of the first literacy qualifications for voting was to exclude which group? Irish Catholics The first literacy qualifications for voting were adopted by Connecticut and Massachusetts in the 1850s and were designed to limit voting by Irish Catholic immigrants. Literacy qualifications later became a prime device to prevent African Americans from voting.

12 3 - $100 Violence following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voter registration drive in Selma led to which act of Congress? Voting Rights Act of 1965. In early 1965, Dr. King mounted a voter registration drive in Selma, Alabama. These efforts were met with violence—three civil rights workers were murdered and many beaten. This led to President Johnson to urge Congress to pass new and stronger legislation to protect voting rights of African Americans.

13 3 - $200 How did the Supreme Court rule in Smith v. Allright?
Primaries must follow 15th Amendment rules. Supreme Court ruled that primary elections are a part of the voting process. Therefore, primaries must follow 15th amendment rules. This kept political parties from having “white primaries” that excluded African American voters.

14 3 - $300 The United States Commission on Civil Rights was set up by which act of Congress? Civil Rights Act of 1957. This group investigated all claims of voter discrimination.

15 3 - $400 What did the Civil Rights Act of 1960 do to help enforce voting rights? Federal referees could investigate discrimination.

16 3 - $500 Which of the following permanently banned literacy tests as a qualification for voting? Voting Rights Act of 1975. Voting Rights Act of 1970 provided that, for five years, no State could use literacy as a basis for any voting requirement. Voting Rights Act of 1975 made this ban permanent.

17 4 - $100 The “time-zone fallout” problem is most likely to discourage voter turnout where? West

18 4 - $200 Which group is difficult to count but probably includes about one-third of all voters? Independents They are difficult to count because they do not register as members of a party.

19 4 - $300 What is the main reason for nonvoting? Lack of interest.
Although inconvenient registration requirements, bad weather, and time-zone fallout may all discourage voter turnout, the chief cause is simply lack of interest. These people are usually uninformed.

20 4 - $400 The single most significant and lasting predictor of how a person will vote is…? Party identification

21 4 - $500 What is political socialization?
Political socialization is the way that people get their political attitudes and opinions. This includes all the experiences that influence one’s political behavior. An example would be family members tending to vote for the same political party.

22 Final Jeopardy Which is the only state that does not require voters to register? North Dakota

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