A tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote
A device used by southern states to disenfranchise African Americans. It restricted voting to those whose grandfathers had voted before 1867.
A test given to persons to prove they can read and write before being allowed to register to vote
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1964) eliminated the poll tax as a prerequisite to vote in national elections.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
1965: ended literacy tests, provided federal registrars where whites prevented blacks from voting
Seneca Falls Convention
(1848) the first national women's rights convention at which the Declaration of Sentiments was written
A Quaker who attended an anti-slavery convention in 1840 and her party of women was not recognized. She and Stanton called the first women's right convention in New York in 1848, Seneca Falls Convention.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A prominent advocate of women's rights, Stanton organized the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention with Lucretia Mott
Susan B. Anthony
(1820-1906) An early leader of the women's suffrage (right to vote) movement, co-founded the National Women's Suffrage Association with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1869.
(1920) gave women the right to vote
(1971) Lowered the voting age to 18 because men where able to be drafted into the Vietnam war but weren't allowed to vote.
campaign to limit or ban the use of alcoholic beverages
Women's Christian Temperance Union
A progressive group committed to banning alcohol. Helped pass the 18 amendment
A ban on the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages
Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages
During the prohibition times, this shady business was created it produced, transported, and sold alcohol. It was a multi billion dollar business.
A place where alcoholic drinks were sold and consumed illegally during prohibition
Amendment which ended the Prohibition of alcohol in the US, repealing the 18th amendment