United States History

Southern Democrats did all the following to bar likely Republican voters from the polls EXCEPT:

(A) threatened them with violence
(B) charged a poll tax they could not afford
(C) made them take a literacy test they were likely to fail
(D) shot them to death
(E) passed laws that denied them the right to vote
  1. Correct Answer: E

    Explanation:

    The Fifteenth Amendment guarantees African Americans the constitu- tional right to vote. No state or local legislature could pass a law denying that right; no such law would have stood the test of a lawsuit.

Test ID: 1606
Source: SAT Practice Test