The Racial History Of The 'Grandfather Clause'

The Racial History Of The 'Grandfather Clause'

This editorial cartoon from a January 1879 edition of Harper's Weekly pokes fun at the use of literacy tests for blacks as voting qualifications.

Grandfather Clause

Grandfather Clause

The etymological history of the term grandfather clause.

The Grandfather Clause in Oklahoma

Do Americans really believe that “all men are created equal?

The Grandfather Clause

The Grandfather Clause

The Grandfather Clause

The Grandfather Clause

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grandfather cuckoo clock.  I'm not generally a fan of grandfather clocks - but the artistry and detail on this piece is amazing, and would look great in a kitschy camp home!

Eight Day Chiming Grandfather Hunter's Cuckoo Clock with Hand-carved Deer Family, Buck, and Trees // HEAVENS !

Buyenlarge 'Grandfather Clause' by Wilbur Pierce Vintage Advertisement Size: 36" H x 24" W

Buyenlarge 'Grandfather Clause' by Wilbur Pierce Vintage Advertisement Size: 36" H x 24" W

The original grandfather clauses were contained in new state constitutions and Jim Crow laws passed from 1890 to 1910 in many of the Southern United States to prevent blacks, Mexican Americans (in Texas), and certain whites from voting

The 24th Amendment- Ratified- January 23, 1964, For all citizens of the United States, protecting people from poll taxes, the grandfather clause or anything that inhibits people from voting.

The Amendment- Ratified- January For all citizens of the United States, protecting people from poll taxes, the grandfather clause or anything that inhibits people from voting.

The Grandfather Clause was enacted by seven southern states during and after the reconstruction era to prevent freedmen from voting. Description from sites.google.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Grandfather Clause was enacted by seven southern states during and after the reconstruction era to prevent freedmen from voting. Description from sites.google.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Ray Chapman, SS Cleveland Indians, on Aug 16, 1920— the only pro baseball player killed by a pitch. It was a “spitball”—a ball dirtied, scuffed up or otherwise altered & he never saw the ball coming. Yankee Carl Mays threw a high, inside ball & it connected with Chapman’s temple like the crack of a bat. He collapsed, got up & then collapsed again. The spitball was made illegal—except for established pitchers under a grandfather clause. Oddly Batting helmets weren’t made a requirement until…

Ray Chapman, SS Cleveland Indians, on Aug 16, 1920— the only pro baseball player killed by a pitch. It was a “spitball”—a ball dirtied, scuffed up or otherwise altered & he never saw the ball coming. Yankee Carl Mays threw a high, inside ball & it connected with Chapman’s temple like the crack of a bat. He collapsed, got up & then collapsed again. The spitball was made illegal—except for established pitchers under a grandfather clause. Oddly Batting helmets weren’t made a requirement until…

THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE by Jr. Philip A. Genovese. $4.12. Publisher: AuthorHouse; 1 edition (October 1, 2007). 379 pages

THE GRANDFATHER CLAUSE by Jr. Philip A. Genovese. $4.12. Publisher: AuthorHouse; 1 edition (October 1, 2007). 379 pages

.main-image { display: none; } Q) We just purchased a home that has a bedroom in the basement and the home inspector told us the window is too small to meet egress. Isn’t there some type of grandfather clause for this older home?

main-image { display: none; } Q) We just purchased a home that has a bedroom in the basement and the home inspector told us the window is too small to meet egress. Isn’t there some type of grandfather clause for this older home?

Today in American History - March 29, 1952  Pres Harry Truman removes himself from presidential race     In 1951, U.S. ratified the 22nd Amendment, making a president ineligible for election to a 3rd term or for election to a 2nd full term after serving more than two remaining years of a term of a previously elected president. The latter would have applied to Truman's situation in 1952 except that a grandfather clause explicitly excluded the amendment from applying to the incumbent…

Today in American History - March 29, 1952 Pres Harry Truman removes himself from presidential race In 1951, U.S. ratified the 22nd Amendment, making a president ineligible for election to a 3rd term or for election to a 2nd full term after serving more than two remaining years of a term of a previously elected president. The latter would have applied to Truman's situation in 1952 except that a grandfather clause explicitly excluded the amendment from applying to the incumbent…

"The Epic Fail Of The American Electorate" -- Washington Post -- Voters are to blame for an election that’s more “American Idol” than American Constitution.

The epic fail of the American electorate

The gender gap was born as a result of the black and white women who marched in the Women's Suffrage Parade of 1913 in Washington, D., 100 years ago, forever changing the American political landscape.

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