U.S. Constitution expressly interdicts the Congress from making a law which prohibits the free exercise of religion or foreshortening the exemption of speech or of the press or the right of the people to assemble peacefully. Article
1, section 2, clause 1 of the US Constitution states, "The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature.” The states were open to limit the permit as they deem fit. Some requirements acquired by the states almost 200 years ago are analogous to those that are in continuation even today.
A voter should be a citizen, an inhabitant or resident of a state and be of certain specified age, which previously was twenty-one years and presently is eighteen years. However, in addition to these prerequisites and basics, many other restrictions were recognized by the states to limit the franchise. Most black persons and all women were not entitled barred from voting. White males either had to own property or had to be taxpayers in order to acquire the right to vote. It is needless to mention that Amendments to the US Constitution have changed the scene and made them neutral and unbiased.