Voting Rights

Please check out US Voting Rights Timeline for some very interesting and likely little known facts. http://www.gqed.org/assets/pdf/education/digitalmedia/us-voting-rights-timeline.pdf

A few highlights:

1872 Susan B. Anthony sent to prison for trying to vote

1876 Native American ( Indigenous people) can’t vote because THEY ARE NOT CITIZENS by the 14th amendment

1925 only Filipinos who served in the Navy for 3 years could vote

1952 People of Asian ancestry were eligible to become US citizens

1967 Interracial marriage became legal

1971 18-21 year olds could vote

Before and after the 1776 Declaration 1876of Independence Jews, Quakers, and Catholics were excluded from the declaration and could not run for office.

If you are a US citizen and 18 or over you should vote.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kitti Watts
    Oct 12, 2016 @ 06:52:56

    Hear, hear.

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