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Lesson 20: How Has the Right to Vote Been Expanded since the Adoption of the Constitution?

Lesson Objectives

When you have finished this lesson, you should  be able to
  • describe the extension of the franchise as a result of changes in voting laws in Congress and various states, amendments to the Constitution, and decisions of the Supreme Court and
  • evaluate, take, and defend positions on how  extending the right to vote is related to  fundamental ideas and principles of  American constitutional government.