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Twenty-fourth Amendment
of the U.S. Constitution


Two years after the Twenty-Fourth Amendment was ratified for federal elections, the Supreme Court used the Fourteenth Amendment to extend it to state elections.
  1964 amendment forbidding the use of the poll tax as a requirement for voting in national or U.S. Congressional elections
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24th Amendment Twenty-fourth Amendment
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In the colonial era, men could vote only if they owned enough property. By 1791, some states permitted any white man to vote who paid a poll tax. At the time, the poll tax provided the most inclusive voting rights in the world, but by 1904 variations of the poll tax were used in the south to keep African Americans and the poor from voting.

The Twenty-Fourth Amendment abolished poll taxes in national elections in 1964. Two years later, in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections, the U.S. Supreme Court used the Fourteenth Amendment to apply the Twenty-Fourth Amendment to state elections.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Twenty-fourth Amendment , Nineteenth Amendment [9] , Twenty-sixth Amendment [9] , Fourteenth Amendment [8] , Nineteenth Amendment [9] , Thirteenth Amendment [9] , Twenty-sixth Amendment [9]
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