Native Americans face a particularly difficult task in winning battles in American politics for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
A. They do not have the right to vote due to their sovereign nation status.
B. The status of tribes in the American political system is that of a unique form of federalism.
C. The states have been hostile to them.
D. The federal government has been hostile to them.
E. The courts have not been inclined to protect them.
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The answer to this question is Option A. This is clearly the correct answer because the statement it contains is false. It says that Native Americans do not have the right to vote when, in actuality, they are American citizens and, therefore, have the right to vote.
Native Americans have had the legal right to vote since 1924. In that year, Congress passed a law giving US citizenship to all Native Americans who were born within the United States. This allowed Native Americans to share in the benefits of the 15th Amendment, which says that all US citizens of whatever race have the right to vote. While Native American tribes do have some autonomy, Native Americans are still American citizens with the right to vote. Therefore, Option A must be the correct answer.
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