Purpose of poll tax literacy test and actions of the KKK?
I'm not sure about the KKK part but the purpose of poll tax and literacy test were restrictions to voting. A poll tax was a fee you had to pay to vote and poor people could not afford it. The literacy test made you read and explain a section of the Constitution, and most poor people did not get any education so they would not pass it. Sorry i don't know about the actions of the KKK.
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The intent was to keep poor and uneducated people, especially Negroes in the South, from voting.
Poll taxes and Literacy laws were two of the primary ways that some states kept minorities from voting. Poll taxes were set to a point that would not be difficult for White pe…ople to afford, but Very difficult for Minorities. White voters would be given something simple to read, and minorities would be given bits of Shakespeare. Many states removed them voluntarily as they saw the way the mood of the country was moving, and as State Legislatures became more enlightened. However, for those states that did not, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended the practices everywhere for good. The Twenty Fourth Amendment, ratified in 1964, outlawed poll taxes. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was the law that outlawed literacy tests.
They were used to prevent African-Americans from voting.
Poll taxes were to keep freed slaves and poor people from voting,Literacy text were to keep uneducated people and blacks who neverhad schooling (most blacks) from voting.
Tools to disfranchise African Americans
Both the poll tax literacy tests and grandfather clauses weredeveloped in order to continue the oppression of African Americansin the United States. These laws negated the abi…lity for AfricanAmericans to vote and have their voice heard in government, eventhough the United States had officially stated that there wasequality between the Caucasian population and the African Americanpopulation. These clauses were introduced in seven differentSouthern states between 1895 and 1910.
Literacy tests and poll taxes were used to keep the newly-freed African Americans from voting. Because many blacks could neither read nor write (for the literacy test), and we…re poor (and so could not afford to pay the poll tax), they were kept from voting.
stuff that the southern governments used
It was to discourage African Americans to vote
They were all different laws introduced to continue opressing the black people, not letting them vote, even though officially there was equality.
The poll tax and the literacy tests were methods used to prevent certain classes of people from voting. The poll tax, aimed at lower socioeconomic classes, was a tax one had… to pay in order to vote. The literacy test, generally implemented against African Americans pre Civil Rights movement, was a test whose alleged purpose was to determine that a voter could read the ballot; however many times authorities would give prospective voters foreign reading materials in order to ensure they weren't allowed to vote.
To limit voting by African Americans
Prevent the poor and uneducated (e.g. blacks) from voting.
They kept blacks and poor whites from voting