In 1901, Alabama’s state constitution banned blacks from voting. This made it one of the most racially discriminatory states in the US. In 1965, they amended it to allow voting rights to all men who had qualified for military service or were able to read and write.
Voting rights are an important human right that should be protected everywhere in the world.
Alabama has recently made history by becoming the first US state to enact legislation that would restrict voting rights for its citizens based on the race of their ancestors, which caused uproar in the US human rights community.
This article discusses these controversial new voting restrictions, and how they were put into motion.
The introduction is informative and gives a brief overview on what Alabama has done to restrict voting rights for its citizens based on their race.
Alabama denied voting rights for the African-Americans for almost a century until 1965 when the Voting Rights Act was introduced.
Alabama has been accused of having one of the most restrictive voter laws in the United States. The law states that any citizen must have lived in Alabama county for at least 30 days prior to being allowed to vote there. The law is also very tough and only allows those who are not felons to vote, which means those convicted of felonies can go back home and cast their ballot there but they cannot vote anywhere else.
Alabama is still violating its past by not allowing felons with voting rights it has been given under federal law to be able to exercise this right.
Alabama has one of the worst histories when it comes to human rights abuses, which is why its decision to move forward with a new voting law in 2018 surprised many.
This law would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls and prove their citizenship before they are allowed to vote. This new legislation was passed despite the fact that there were four lawsuits filed against it by organizations such as the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center.
The law also came into effect just two years after voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum amendment stating that “no citizen shall be denied the right to vote because he or she is unable to meet any other requirement” in Alabama’s constitution.
The state of Alabama took away many of the voting rights for its citizens, from those convicted of felonies to those who have been out of the country for a year.
The 1965 Voting Rights Act, which gave African Americans the right to vote, was overturned by conservative Supreme Court Justice Kennedy in 2013.
Alabama is one of the most interesting states in the US. It is known for having a lot of natural resources, from fishing to agriculture and forestry. In addition, Alabama has some of the most conservative residents in the country.
The state’s history is also quite peculiar. Many consider it to be like America before it became America. It was considered a wasteland after Native American tribes were conquered by European settlers – and yet, for some reason, people continued to settle there until as late as 1787 when Alabama became a state separate from Mississippi (with which it shared borders).
In 1819 Alabama became the 30th state in America. This happened only because President James Monroe decided that this region would be annexed into America so that the US could reach its intended size of 50 states by 1845.