Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Twenty-fourth Amendment

Abolition of poll taxes
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

What does this mean??
The 24th Amendment said there should be no poll taxes or any other taxes that could stop someone from being able to vote.

Why this video?
This is a great video and talks all about the poll taxes and what a few examples were that the used. Having to read, saying you could only vote if your father and grandfathers were able to vote, just no name a few. This has a ton of great information about the 24th amendment.

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