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Voting Rights Amendments of the US Constitution

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Which amendment gave the vote to women?

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1. Which amendment abolished poll taxes?

2. Which amendment lowered the federal voting age to 18?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The freedom to cast a ballot is a unique American tradition. However, not everybody had the right to vote during the early years of this fledgling constitutional republic. To successfully complete this quiz, you will need a good understanding of the history of the Constitution, and how it relates to voting rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To demonstrate your knowledge of this subject, you will be quizzed on the following:

  • Amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote
  • Poll tax and the amendment that banned it
  • Amendment that lowered the voting age to 18

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast all of the Constitutional amendments that relate to voting rights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the specific amendments and what specific rights they granted
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the specific movements that inspired the creation of the amendments discussed

Additional Learning

To learn more on this topic, please be certain to check out the accompanying lesson titled Voting Rights Amendments of the US Constitution. The lesson covers the following:

  • How the Constitution changed over the years to allow voting rights for specific groups
  • Specific amendments added to address the lack of civil liberties for various gender and racial groups
  • Events that shaped popular movements to change voting rights in the United States
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