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The poll tax was enacted, primarily in the South, to force people to pay a tax to be allowed to vote. Most people agree that this was a legislated form of racism, as it resulted in preventing poor African-Americans from being allowed to vote because they could not afford the poll tax. Of course, it also meant that the poor of any race could not afford to vote.

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Q: The twenty fourth amendment made the poll tax unconstitutional what was the poll tax and what do you think might have happended if the poll tax had not been abolished?
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