Only white male adult property-owners have the right to vote.
Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated.
Property ownership and tax requirements eliminated by 1850. Almost all adult white males could vote.
Connecticut adopts the nation's first literacy test for voting. Massachusetts follows suit in 1857. The tests were implemented to discriminate against Irish-Catholic immigrants.
The 15th Amendment is passed. It gives former slaves the right to vote and protects the voting rights of adult male citizens of any race.
Florida adopts a poll tax. Ten other southern states will implement poll taxes.
Mississippi adopts a literacy test to keep African Americans from voting. Numerous other states—not just in the south—also establish literacy tests. However, the tests also exclude many whites from voting. To get around this, states add grandfather clauses that allow those who could vote before 1870, or their descendants, to vote regardless of literacy or tax qualifications.
The 17th Amendment calls for members of the U.S. Senate to be elected directly by the people instead of State Legislatures.
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Sam, the link you referred to, as you can see above, has nothing to do with today's voter ID request. Look at the dates please.
As for having to own land to vote....I don't see that anywhere. http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections- ... .aspx#2014
I am however in line with the 1913 literacy law. Just imagine how many folks wouldn't have to bother being bussed to the poles.