Who Gets to Vote?

“The history of voting rights in the United States is a story of two steps forward, one step back — or sometimes, five steps back. Activists have struggled and succeeded to expand voting rights only to see these successes undone by new, often more insidious, policies and restrictions.” (Source: Zinn Education Project)

  • How did groups of people experience the expansion or restriction of their ability to vote during particular historical moments in the United States?

We will explore these questions through a prediction activity and role play. 

  • Warm Up

  • Designing Disenfranchisement

  • "Who Gets to Vote" Role Play

  • "A History of Voting in the US" Prezi

Zinn Education Project
Designing Disenfranchisement
Zinn Education Project
"Who Gets to Vote?"
Role Play