Voting Rights Act of 1965 that are in blue. When complete, answer the review questions below. After reading, write or type your answers to the following questions.
It was literacy tests like the one from Alabama that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You will now need to read through this act, paying close attention to the parts in white, and answer the questions below.
1. Which three amendments that were passed almost 100 years earlier, guaranteed that African-Americans had the right to vote?
2. Why was the Voting Rights Act of 1965 necessary?
3. Name three ways that local jurisdictions tried to inhibit African-Americans from voting prior to the Voting Rights Act?
4. Who is appointed to supervise and oversee the election process in a local jurisdiction which violated the Voting Rights Act?