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07.01 The Voting Rights Act of 1965

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    cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1Why was the Voting Rights Act of 1965 necessary? (20.0 points)To alleviate violence and discrimination in the voting process for womenTo ensure that white Americans were not deprived the right to voteTo alleviate violence and discrimination in the voting process for African AmericansTo give African-American women the right to vote3100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1If the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, which were passed almost 100 years earlier, guaranteed that African-Americans had the right to vote, why was legislation such as The Voting Rights Act of 1965 necessary? (20.0 points)States were passing laws that discouraged or disqualified African-Americans from voting but did not technically violate the Constitution.These Amendments did not apply to voting in state elections.After 100 years, an Amendment to the Constitution is considered null and void if the country does not vote to reinstitute it.This is a trick question, this legislation was not necessary.5100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1All of the following are examples of how a local jurisdiction may have tried to inhibit African-Americans from voting prior to the Voting Rights Act, except: (20.0 points)Poll TaxesLiteracy TestsIntimidation and ViolenceSkin Color Comparison Tests12100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1What consequences did a local jurisdiction face if they violated the Voting Rights Act? (20.0 points)One of the State's Senators is suspended from voting on the Senate floor for a period of six weeks.A Federal designee is appointed to supervise and oversee the election process in the jurisdiction that has violated the act.White candidates are excluded from the ballot during the next election in the offending jusidiction.The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will step in to make sure the next election is fair.14100