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Voting Rights

The United States government is famously by the people, for the people, and of the people. This country was founded on the principle of self-governance, and the main way most people exercise their right to self-governance is by voting for the people or the propositions that best represent their values. Unfortunately, the course of U.S. history is full of examples in which people were prevented from voting because of their race, gender, or economic class. And this isn't a linear path, as efforts to both expand and curtail voting rights continue to this day. This section contains information about the laws that were passed to ensure that everyone gets to exercise their right to vote and enjoy the liberties of self-governance.

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