Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions: 
Why was the Voting Rights Act necessary? Was it only necessary in southern states?
Why do you think voter turnout (the number of people who are eligible to vote that actually vote in an election) is a factor in which states were chosen for “preclearance”?
Why did the Attorney General send federal examiners to southern states to register voters?
What does “bail out” mean? And what are the conditions for a state to be bailed out?