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Chapter 7 Section 1: Changingthe Law of the Land

Abolishing Slavery


African Americans & the Right to Vote


Women & the Right to Vote




Chapter 7 Section 1: Changingthe Law of the Land

Abolishing Slavery

The issue of slavery divided our nation for a long time.North – no slaverySouth – slaveryThe Constitution didn’t mention slavery1857 –DredScot CaseSupreme court ruled that the Constitution allowed slavery & slaves were property.1865 – 13thAmendment ended slavery.

African Americans & the Right to Vote


Women & the Right to Vote




Chapter 7 Section 1: Changingthe Law of the Land

Abolishing Slavery

The issue of slavery divided our nation for a long time.North – no slaverySouth – slaveryThe Constitution didn’t mention slavery1857 –DredScot CaseSupreme court ruled that the Constitution allowed slavery & slaves were property.1865 – 13thAmendment ended slavery.

African Americans & the Right to Vote

1868 – 14thAmendment said that African Americans were citizens &the states not just Congress must respect citizens rights.Sometimes called the 2ndBill of Rights.1870 – 15thAmendment promised suffrage for African Americans.1964 – 24thAmendment made poll taxesagainst the law.

Women & the Right to Vote




Chapter 7 Section 1: Changingthe Law of the Land

Abolishing Slavery

The issue of slavery divided our nation for a long time.North – no slaverySouth – slaveryThe Constitution didn’t mention slavery1857 –DredScot CaseSupreme court ruled that the Constitution allowed slavery & slaves were property.1865 – 13thAmendment ended slavery.

African Americans & the Right to Vote

1868 – 14thAmendment said that African Americans were citizens &the states not just Congress must respect citizens rights.Sometimes called the 2ndBill of Rights.1870 – 15thAmendment promised suffrage for African Americans.1964 – 24thAmendment made poll taxesagainst the law.

Women & the Right to Vote

Most people believed the role ofa woman was in the home.1920 – 19thAmendment gave women the right to vote.



Chapter 7 Section 1: Changingthe Law of the Land

Youth & the Right to Vote


The Voice of the People


Ch. 7 Sec. 1 Answers




Chapter 7 Section 1: Changingthe Law of the Land

Youth & the Right to Vote

Citizens old enough to fight in a war should be allowed to vote.1970 – Congress passed a lawsetting the voting age at 18.Supreme Court ruled that Congress could only set voting age for National Elections.1971 – 26thAmendment set voting age at 18 for all elections.

The Voice of the People


Ch. 7 Sec. 1 Answers




Chapter 7 Section 1: Changingthe Law of the Land

Youth & the Right to Vote

Citizens old enough to fight in a war should be allowed to vote.1970 – Congress passed a lawsetting the voting age at 18.Supreme Court ruled that Congress could only set voting age for National Elections.1971 – 26thAmendment set voting age at 18 for all elections.

The Voice of the People

The Constitution can be changed as views and needs change.13th, 14, and 15thAmendments were a result of the Civil War.All other changes were the result of peaceful work by citizens.The citizens decidewhat will be the law of the land.

Ch. 7 Sec. 1 Answers




Chapter 7 Section 1: Changingthe Law of the Land

Youth & the Right to Vote

Citizens old enough to fight in a war should be allowed to vote.1970 – Congress passed a lawsetting the voting age at 18.Supreme Court ruled that Congress could only set voting age for National Elections.1971 – 26thAmendment set voting age at 18 for all elections.

The Voice of the People

The Constitution can be changed as views and needs change.13th, 14, and 15thAmendments were a result of the Civil War.All other changes were the result of peaceful work by citizens.The citizens decidewhat will be the law of the land.

Ch. 7 Sec. 1 Answers

SlaveryGave African Americans citizenshipThe poll taxSuffragistsIf you are old enough to fight, you are old enough to votePropose a constitutionalchangeWho has the right to votePower in congress, slaves in population counts, abolishing slavery

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