Lecture Notes for POLS 1101 - American Government with Hood at Georgia (UGA)

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Material Type:Note
Class:POLS 1101 - American Government
Subject:Political Science
University:University of Georgia
Term:Fall 2010
  • Advocacy Ads
  • White Primary
  • Disenfranchised
  • Grassroots Mobilization
  • Issue Advocacy
  • Election Campaign
  • Particularly
  • Speaker of the House
  • Self-Selection
  • General Election Campaign
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Test 3: Property Qualifications: Universal Suffrage: all white males 21+ could vote by 1850 White Women Suffrage: Black Americans Suffrage Rights: ? 15 Amendment (1870) th ? State Restrictions: o White primary o Smith v. Allwright (1944) o Literacy tests (now outlawed) o Poll taxes-24 th ? Suffrage for blacks was not universal until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 amendment, disenfranchised black voters and poor whites Suffrage for Young Americans ? The 26 th o Gave 18-20 year old citizens the right to vote Amendment (1971) o Driving push was the draft age Who uses the Right to Vote? ? Elections yield collective benefits o People enjoy the payoffs even if they have not helped to produce them by voting o Most people have the mindset that a single vote is not likely to make much of a difference. Voter Turnout in the US ? Levels- o Presidential: 50-55% ? 2004: 55% ? 2008: 57% o Cong...

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