Presentation on theme: "Voting and Voter Behavior"— Presentation transcript:
1 Voting and Voter Behavior Chapter 6Voting and Voter Behavior
2 Political Dictionary Define the following terms in your notebooks: suffrage-franchise-electorate-
3 The 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
4 The 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.
6 Extending 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
7 Ohio’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