Which of the Constitution's 27 Amendments deal with suffrage? To which groups is suffrage granted?
-The Fifteenth Amendment (1870) grants suffrage to all male citizens of the United States regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The guarantees of this amendment were not truly experienced until almost a century later. -The Nineteenth Amendment (1920) granted women the right to vote. -The Twenty-Third Amendment (1961) granted citizens of the District of Columbia the right to vote in Presidential Elections. The District received three electoral votes as if it were a state. -The Twenty-Sixth Amendment changed the minimum voting age from 21 to 18.
What was the significance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon the United States?
September 11, 2001, attacks, which killed almost 3,000 people, was perpetrated by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists who hijacked four passenger planes. The planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon. A fourth plane, which was most likely set to strike the U.S. Capitol, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attacks brought greater attention to global terrorism, led to a greater sense of American vulnerability and an increase in security measures, and ushered in the Global War on Terrorism.
Identify and give the significance to the American Civil War.
The American Civil War, which was fought between 1861-1865, expanded the power of the Federal Government, abolished the institution of slavery, and instituted virtual manhood suffrage. The aftermath of the Civil War, which pitted the Union (North) against the Confederacy (South), also resulted in a stronger nation.