Do You Know The History Of Voting Rights?

Voting wasn't always as cut and dry as it is today. Do you think you know the history of American voting rights? Take these 12 questions and put your voting knowledge to the test!
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Who was allowed to vote when the Constitution of the United States was first adopted?
All white people
White male land owners
White christian men who owned land
It varied by state
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During most of the 20th century, African Americans were prevented from voting by:
Intimidation, economic retaliation, and violence
Poll taxes
Legal devices like the “grandfather clause."
All of the above
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Which of the following happened to Fannie Lou Hamer after she took the voter registration test in Mississippi in 1962?
She lost her job
She was evicted from her home
She was beaten
All of the above
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In 1857, Dred Scott v. Sandford determined that....
Black men cannot vote
Women cannot vote
White men cannot vote
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In 1807, women ___ the right to vote.
Gained
Lost
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The primary element enabling progress in full voting rights was:
Grassroots activism and organizing.
National civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Roy Wilkins of the NAACP.
The federal government.
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Which amendment gave every man, regardless of race, the right to vote?
The second amendment
The tenth amendment
The fifteenth amendment
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The most commonly used strategy to organize for voting rights for African Americans in the south was:
Sit ins
Door to door canvassing
Boycotts
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Richardson v. Ramirez declared that states may deny who the right to vote?
Criminals
Disabled
Elderly
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Which of the following women were central to the struggle to win voting rights for African-Americans?
Amelia Boynton
Marie Foster
Diane Nash
All of the above
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In 1948, state laws denying this group of people the right to vote were overturned.
Native Americans
Chinese Americans
African Americans
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What year did women gain the right to vote?
1908
1924
1919
Result
This quiz proved that you’re voting nice. You’ve got a strong base knowledge on the history of voting rights in this country. Despite this, you could use a bit of improvement when it comes to the full history of voting rights.

C+, Voting Nice

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a total voting vixen! When it comes to voting rights in America you're far from inept. In fact, you know way more than the average American when it comes to equal rights for all.

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a voting hero! Not only do you know the history of voting rights, but we bet you always exercise your right to vote. You know that voting equality wasn't easily won. Because of that, you always put your voice to good use!

A+, Voting Hero

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1
Who was allowed to vote when the Constitution of the United States was first adopted?
All white people
White male land owners
White christian men who owned land
It varied by state
2
During most of the 20th century, African Americans were prevented from voting by:
Intimidation, economic retaliation, and violence
Poll taxes
Legal devices like the “grandfather clause."
All of the above
3
Which of the following happened to Fannie Lou Hamer after she took the voter registration test in Mississippi in 1962?
She lost her job
She was evicted from her home
She was beaten
All of the above
4
In 1857, Dred Scott v. Sandford determined that....
Black men cannot vote
Women cannot vote
White men cannot vote
5
In 1807, women ___ the right to vote.
Gained
Lost
6
The primary element enabling progress in full voting rights was:
Grassroots activism and organizing.
National civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Roy Wilkins of the NAACP.
The federal government.
7
Which amendment gave every man, regardless of race, the right to vote?
The second amendment
The tenth amendment
The fifteenth amendment
8
The most commonly used strategy to organize for voting rights for African Americans in the south was:
Sit ins
Door to door canvassing
Boycotts
9
Richardson v. Ramirez declared that states may deny who the right to vote?
Criminals
Disabled
Elderly
10
Which of the following women were central to the struggle to win voting rights for African-Americans?
Amelia Boynton
Marie Foster
Diane Nash
All of the above
11
In 1948, state laws denying this group of people the right to vote were overturned.
Native Americans
Chinese Americans
African Americans
12
What year did women gain the right to vote?
1908
1924
1919