Voting Rights

September 24, 2017
To the Teacher   In May 2017, President Trump signed an executive order creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. This commission was ostensibly formed to investigate…
March 27, 2016
  Introduction   1.  Give students a quick quiz. The definition of voter suppression is:   a)  The practice of squeezing voters into uncomfortably small voting booths. b)  Instances when those…
October 4, 2012
  Learning Objectives Students will learn about the history of voting rights in the United States Students will learn about laws in certain states that make it harder for some people to vote…
April 1, 2009
To the Teacher: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 became law during a civil rights movement that pressed for African American rights long denied and an end to whites' repressive, brutal behavior—both…