Friday, March 18, 2011

Challenge number 12

As we have been studying this week, some of the features of democracies are the practice of universal suffrage and a supreme law called Constitution, that includes the rights and duties of citizens and the explanation of the organization of the State and its insitutions. This week´s research will be focused on suffrage and Constitutions. 

How do we call the limited suffrage, reserved only to the people who have a specific economic status?

What was the first Spain´s Constitution to include universal male suffrage?

When was universal male suffrage definitively established in Spain?

When were women allowed to vote in Spain? Who was the deputy responsible for defending women right to vote in Spain? 

What happened during  Franco´s dictatorship with the women right to vote?

Here you have a scene of Mary Poppins, a film you may have seen many times. Watch it and answer the question below: 

What´s a suffragette?

What was the first written Constitution of the world? What type of suffrage did it include?

Amendements are corrections or changes made to the Constitution of a country. Here you have a cartoon that reflects the first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. 

What have been the most important amendments made in the Constitution of the USA related to voting? Explain them. 


Alberto Panadero said...

First, thanks for inviting me to participe in your blog. It's dissapointing that no one had participed in this challenge because like all of them, it's very interesting. I'll try to answer correctly the questions. Sorry if I make mistakes in the grammar, vocabulary...

Question 1.
Census suffrage.

Question 2.
- It was the Constitution of 1812. 'La Pepa'.
- It was in 1890. The Constitution of 1876 didn't say anything about this up to 1890.

Question 3.
- It was in 1931 with the Second Spanish Republic. The feminist Clara Campoamor defended the vote for women.
- During Franco's dictatorship, women lost the right to vote, only men could vote in the 'referemdums' (the result was predicted) like head of family.

Question 4.
It's the person that protested seeking the right to vote for women in England at the beginnings of XXth century.

Question 5.
- It was the Constituion of the United States in 1787.
- I think it included census suffage.

Question 6.
Most of them defend rights of people like the presumption of innocence. Today, these rights look obvius but the struggles for equality have been a long process and today many struggles continue.
The right to bear arms is very controversial and I think it must be forbidden. Also, the methods of punishment have been very polemic like actually the electric chair.

Related to voting.
- Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color... In 1869 and it passed in 1870.
- Establishes women's suffrage in 1919. It passed a year after.
- Establishes 18 as the national voting age in 1971.

That's all. I hope Paqui's corrections because she will explain better all. Bye!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Very good, Alberto. All your answers are good and well explained. Your grammar and vocabulary are also correct. Thanks for participating. I really appreciate that. You will receive your prize when you come back ;)

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Only one comment to your answers, Alberto. The Constitution of the USA didn´t include any type of suffrage, only the right to vote. Every State should establish the conditions for voting. Many of them gave right to vote only to the white men and there were economic restrictions in some cases. The slaves and the Native Americans were excluded. This is why the amendments were so important.

Thanks again for participating.