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Voting
1920s: A Decade of Change
by Silverstein, Barrett A. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Bloc Voting
by Johnston, W. Lee, Jr. Bloc voting generally refers to a clique or coalition of legislators who vote similarly on issues, such as the farm vote or the big-city vote. In North Carolina, and elsewhere in the South, it also [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Civil Rights in North Carolina
by Brown, Flora Bryant. African American Civil Rights in North Carolina by Dr. Flora Bryant Brown Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2004. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Congressional Districts
by Justesen, Benjamin R. Congressional Districts in North Carolina, as in other states, have varied widely in size, shape, and number since the state ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1789. The number of congressional [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Josephus
by Watson, Richard L. Josephus Daniels, newspaper editor, secretary of the navy, and ambassador to Mexico, was born in Washington, N.C., the fourth of five children of Josephus and Mary Cleaves Seabrook Daniels. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Disfranchisement
by Hunt, James L. Disfranchisement refers to a constitutional amendment drafted by the 1899 North Carolina General Assembly and approved in the general election in 1900 severely limiting African Americans' right to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Double Voting
by Barton, Bruce. Double Voting: A Personal Account "'Double Voting' in Robeson County: A Reminder of an Unequal Past" by Bruce Barton Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Election Law
by Criner, Allyson C., Heiser, Will M., Smith, David C. Election Law in North Carolina has seen significant changes over the years. During early statehood, the governor and two U.S. senators were appointed by the General Assembly, while the other major [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Everett, Mary: The End Of The Century Book Club
by Cecelski, David S. Mary Everett belongs to one of the state's oldest book clubs, the End of the Century Book Club in Greenville. For its 100th anniversary celebration last year, Everett studied the club's minutes, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Fourteenth Amendment
by Pruden, William H., III. The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified on 28 July 1868 as one of the "Reconstruction amendments," added to the U.S. Constitution such fundamental principles as citizenship and equal protection under the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grandfather Clause
by Hunt, James L. The Grandfather Clause was an important component of the 1900 constitutional amendment restricting North Carolina's class of eligible voters. The disfranchisement amendment provided that voters must [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lewis, Helen Morris
by Taylor, A. Elizabeth. Helen Morris Lewis, pioneer in the woman suffrage movement in the South and organizer of the first woman's rights association in North Carolina, was born in the Vander Horst mansion on Chapel Street [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Liddell, Anna Forbes
by Lambert, Barbara Elizabeth. Anna Forbes Liddell, suffragist, organizing president of the first Equal Suffrage League in North Carolina, and university professor, was born at the family home on East Avenue (afterwards the site [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
by Gavins, Raymond, Vocci, Robert Blair. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People by Raymond Gavins, 2006 Additional research provided by Robert Blair Vocci. The National Association for the Advancement of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Manual
by Williams, Wiley J. The North Carolina Manual was first published in 1874 by the North Carolina secretary of state as a volume of nearly 400 pages entitled Legislative Manual and Political Register of the State of North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Political Parties
by Smith, Michael Thomas. Political Parties by Michael Thomas Smith, 2006 See also: Anti-Federalists; Democratic Party; Dixiecrats; Federalist Party; Fusion of Republicans and Populists; Populist Party; Republican [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poll Tax
by Orth, John V. The poll tax, ordinarily a flat rate of one or two dollars that was to be paid before a voter was allowed to cast his ballot, was just one of several means devised in North Carolina and other states [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Precincts
by Butler, Lindley S. Precincts exist in North Carolina as voting district subdivisions of both cities and counties. In the Proprietary province of Carolina, however, precincts were administrative and judicial districts [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Secret Ballot
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. A secret ballot is often called the Australian ballot because the practice of confidential voting started in Australia in the 1850s and rapidly spread to other countries. Numerous American states [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Short Ballot
by Williams, Wiley J. The short ballot movement set forth the principles that only those offices important enough to attract and deserve public examination should be elective, and that only a few offices should be filled [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, Zebulon
by Morgan, Thomas S. Zebulon Weaver, congressman and North Carolina legislator, was born on a farm near Weaverville in Buncombe County to William Elbert and Hanna E. Baird Weaver. His lineage included two prominent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Francis Donnell
by Fulghum, Neil. Francis Donnell Winston, lawyer, judge, state legislator, and lieutenant governor of North Carolina, was the third surviving son of prominent lawyer and planter Patrick Henry, Sr., and Martha [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women in the 1920s
by Benner, Louise. Women in the 1920s in North Carolina Related Entries: Women; Roaring Twenties; Gertrude Weil "A New Woman Emerges" by Louise Benner Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Women Suffrage
by Pruden, Caroline. The women suffrage movement in North Carolina began in 1894 with the formation of the North Carolina Equal Suffrage Association in Asheville. Association president Helen Morris sought a state [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women- Part 7: Women Earn the Right to Vote
by Crow, Terrell A. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Women's Roles in Precolonial and Colonial North Carolina; Part 3: Women in the Revolutionary Era and Early Statehood; Part 4: Life in Antebellum North Carolina; Part 5: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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