Sunday, February 19, 2012

2/24 homework

Homework due at the beginning of class on Friday 2/24.

Chapter 6 Voting Rights:

1. What do Suffrage and Franchise mean?

2. What is the electorate and what is the approximate number in this country?

3. What are the current voter qualifications in this country?

4. What is a poll tax and how were they used?

5. READ page 158 and explain why voter apathy is dangerous to our democracy?

6. How did the 15th amendment affect former slaves and why was it not enforced?

7. What is Reapportionment and what is gerrymandering?

8.What did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 effectively do for blacks in America?

9.What is preclearance and how does it work?

10. Create a list (10) of reasons why people don't vote.