History of the United States
Politics and Government
US Constitution

What was the effect in the US of expanding voting rights?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2016-07-09 16:53:33
2016-07-09 16:53:33

When voting rights were extended to citizens who previously did not have voting rights, there was more pluralism in the US. When the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, the votes granted to women expanded the numbers of people voting in the US.

User Avatar

Related Questions

how have voting rights been expanded through constitutional amendment

Since rights mean the authority to do something, which must be protected and supported by the law, every US citizen had voting rights in the 1930's. SOme states did not evenhandedly enforce voting rights, but the citizens all had those rights.

In the south, racial segregation being required was the effect of the passage of the Jim Crow laws. The laws were overruled by the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

The US Constitution has been amended 5 time to extend voting rights. The 15th, 19th, 23rd, 24th and 26th amendments were regarding voting rights.

The fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the US Constitution gave citizenship and voting rights to African-Americans.

There are four amendments within the US Constitution that guarantees voting rights. These amendments include the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th amendments.

It gives us our 'unalienable' rights such as voting and stuff.

All persons convicted of felonies are excluded from voting in the US. (Unless they have their rights restored.)

That is correct. US Territories can not vote for the US President.

If you are a felon or not of age, you have no voting rights.

The 15th amendment to the constitution extended the voting rights of United States citizens. It says the right to vote can not be denied based on sex, race, or color.

Before womens rights girls had to give it to us, now we have to give it to them as well...

Positive because it gave us our basic and natural rights.

Not in the US. Any discrimination based on race is prohibited by law. That includes voting rights.

The Voting Rights Act, signed in 1965, overcame the barriers that prevented blacks from voting. The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution denied federal and state governments from preventing citizens from voting but did not go far enough.

No, voting is not mandatory in the US.

Well there are three "amendments" that go with voting ( the 1st ten amendments are called the bill of rights) They are, * Being 18 or older to vote that is amendment #26 (isn't a bill of right) * Being a woman 18 or older and being able to vote is amendment #19 * No poll taxes on voting

The Doppler effect shows that far-away galaxies are moving away from us. This leads to the conclusion that the Universe is expanding.

Voting is one of the most precious rights we have as Americans. Of course, it was not always that way. Over time, many people in our nation fought - and some gave their lives - for the cause of equal voting rights for all individuals. That tells us something about the power of the vote. Like all hard-won rights, voting is something we should not treat lightly. It is a right we should respect, and it is a right we should exercise.Signed by lild21212Contributor

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.