Lesson 2: Suffrage Amendments (Elem, Fall Ext)

Citizens, Not Spectators

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This lesson challenges students to compare their assumptions for voting requirements from Lesson 1 with the actual voting requirements set by selected amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Students learn how limited the voting population was in our early history as a nation and how constitutional amendments have guaranteed the right to vote for many more citizens. Students also identify groups who cannot vote and discuss their opinions. Aligned to Common Core State Standard: RH.6-8.3

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May 2013
Excellent resources on the topic of voting requirements. Explores the limited voting population in early stages of voting.