Imagine that you are finally old enough to vote in your first election. But, do you have enough money? Money, to vote? Not long ago, citizens in some states had to pay a fee to vote in a national election. This fee was called a poll tax. On January 23, 1964, the United States ratified the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting any poll tax in elections for federal officialism's Southern states adopted a poll tax in the late 1800s. This meant that even though the 15th Amendment gave former slaves the right to vote, many poor people, both blacks and whites, did not have enough money to vote.
"Do you know I've never voted in my life, never been able to exercise my right as a citizen because of the poll tax?"
"Mr. Trout" to Mr. Pike, interviewer, Atlanta, Georgia. American Life Histories, 1936 - 1940.
More than 20 years after "Mr. Trout" spoke those words, the poll tax was abolished. At the ceremony in 1964 formalizing the 24th Amendment, President Lyndon Johnson noted that: "There can be no one too poor to vote." Thanks to the 24th Amendment, the right of all US. citizens to freely cast their votes has been secured.
The 24th Amendment to the US Constitution
The 24th Amendment of the Constitution does not have a nickname. The purpose of this amendment was to eliminate the poll tax.
Poll taxes in federal elections.
The man who proposed the 24th amendment of the constitution. The man who proposed the 24th amendment of the constitution.
24th by: Rost CV!!!!
The 24th Amendment to the US Constitution abolished the laws that allowed poll taxes. Poll taxes were often collected to prevent or interfere with minorities in their voting rights.
The 24th Amendment of the US Constitution prohibits Congress and the states from establishing a Poll Tax during Federal elections. This amendment was proposed in 1961 and ratified by the states in 1964.
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery.
The poll tax was abolished by the 24th Amendment of the US Constitution. The poll tax was also abolished for State elections in 1966.
The Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified and enacted in 1804.
All poll taxes were outlawed by the 24th amendment to the Constitution in 1964.
Then the state constitutional amendment is void. Nothing can conflict with the US constitution.
the person who opposed the 24th amendment was an old guy
There are four amendments within the US Constitution that guarantees voting rights. These amendments include the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th amendments.
The 24th Amendment to the US Constitution made it illegal to require citizens to pay a poll tax in order to vote in a federal election. This caused an advance in the civil rights movement by allowing everyone the same opportunities and equality where voting was of concern.
The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution.
The 18th Amendment
The 21st amendment to the US constitution repealed the 18th Amendment.
The Seventeenth Amendment
A change in the US constitution is called an amendment.