[Video] A quick history of voting rights in the United States

Source: Democracy DistilledbyeLocalLawyers.com

This is a terrific quick video showing the progression of voting rights from 1776 to now. Princeton University Press books are also a terrific source for more information on who votes and why in the 21st century. Here’s a quick reading list:

New Faces, New Voices

The Hispanic Electorate in America
Marisa A. Abrajano & R. Michael Alvarez
Why Movements Succeed or Fail
Opportunity, Culture, and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage
Lee Ann Banaszak
Creating a New Racial Order

How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America
Jennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver & Traci R. Burch
Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State

Why Americans Vote the Way They Do
Andrew Gelman
Pocketbook Politics

Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
Meg Jacobs
Still a House Divided

Race and Politics in Obama’s America
Desmond S. King & Rogers M. Smith
Strength in Numbers?

The Political Mobilization of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Jan E. Leighley
Latino Catholicism

Transformation in America’s Largest Church
Timothy Matovina
Not Even Past

Barack Obama and the Burden of Race
Thomas J. Sugrue


  1. Thank you for making this blog! I have always been interested in politics Now I have more knowledge about the voting rights and the history