The United States' Democratization Process


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Who decided which people got the right to vote in the United States immediately after the founding of the country?

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1. Which of these is NOT a Reconstruction Amendment?

2. Plans to campaign for women's suffrage go back to which year?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The right to vote is a major part of what makes the United States a democracy. Topics you'll need to know to pass this quiz include who gave people the right to vote, amendments that deal with voting rights and groups that are prevented from voting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Governing body that gave people the right to vote
  • Reconstruction amendments
  • Year campaign for women's suffrage began
  • Persons prohibited from voting
  • Controversy surrounding who voter ID laws target

Skills Practiced

You can practice the following skills using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about voting rights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the implementation of voting laws
  • Making connections use understanding of the concept of voting rights and how it affects women and minorities

Additional Learning

Examine how the U.S. became a democracy by reviewing the corresponding lesson called The United States' Democratization Process. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Criteria for who was allowed to vote
  • Tactics used to prevent African Americans from voting
  • First state that allowed women to vote
  • Voting rights in presidential and vice presidential elections