Voter Suppression is a strategy used to affect the outcome of an election. Voter suppression is done by preventing people from exercising their right to vote. Voter suppression has been in effect ever since public elections have been held. While there are still examples of voter suppression today, the most significant and blatant happened in the past. Financial status, gender restrictions, poll taxes and literacy tests were all used to determine if people were eligible to vote.
Financial status is one of the example of voter suppression that was used in the past. In the beginning, only white male property owners could vote. This restricted the poorer American citizens from voting.Tactics included; Find out about property how many acres
Gender restrictions were also used to prevent women from voting. Gender roles are not the same as they are today;   women had less than equal rights to men. The right to vote was one that was denied to females. Women's suffrage was a large scale movement during the 19th and 20th century.The protest began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in New York. It was at that conference that women first expressed their feelings about suffrage in a large public setting. This event led to the formations of multiple women’s suffrage groups across the nation. The most notable being the National Woman's Party. Women marched through streets carrying signs urging the president along with other politicians to grant them the right to vote.They eventually escalated their behavior to petitioning at the White House, which led to many suffragists to be arrested. Activists such as Susan B. Anthony took these events in stride and continued to work vigorously for seventy years to obtain equal voting rights for all of America’s women. Along with women suffrage groups came male protesters that formed together to oppose the female voting effort. Their opposition was in vain because in 1920, the 19th amendment was passed, thus making women’s suffrage...