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18 July, 18:19

How did grandfather clauses affect southern voting rights after the civil war?

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  1. 18 July, 19:33
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    The grandfather clause stated that any person who had a father or grandfather that was bound in slavery was unable to vote. Because of the lineage of African Americans at the time, there was a very small amount of the African American population who didn’t have ancestry like this. This was the government’s way of limiting the voting rights of African Americans.
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