Evolution of voting rights

  • Declaration of independence is signed

    Declaration of independence is signed
    The founding fathers sign the declaration of independence.
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    Evolution of suffrage

  • United States Constitution signed

    United States Constitution signed
    The Constitution was signed to give power to create a government by the people for the people.
  • The United states bill of rights is adopted

    The United states bill of rights is adopted
    These limitation were set to protect the natural rights of liberty and property.
  • End of relegious tests.

    End of relegious tests.
    By the time 1800's came relegious qualifications for voting quickly dissapeared. By 1810 all states had irraticated relegious tests established during colonial times.
  • Qualified

    By mid century majority of all the voting qualifications had been eliminated. Almost all white males in every state where eledgible to vote.
  • Fourteenth Amendment passes

    Fourteenth Amendment passes
    Described a broad definition of citizenship.
  • Wyoming The Territory

    Wyoming The Territory
    Gives Women the right to vote before any other state while being a territory of The United States.
  • Fifteenth Amendment passes

    Fifteenth Amendment passes
    The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude" (for example, slavery)
  • Parade in Washington.

    Parade in Washington.
    5,000 womens suffrage activists march on aparade accross Washington.
  • 30,000

    A parade of about 30,000 women's suffragists parade down New York city. It is said that it took about 4 hours for the whole group to just pass one place of the city. No one left until the parade was over.
  • Nineteenth Amendment passes

    Nineteenth Amendment passes
    Prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
  • Legislation for African American Votes

    Legislation for African American Votes
    From 1960 to 1965 several civil rights acts where passed in order to secure the voting rights and votes of the African American population.
  • 23rd Amendment

    23rd Amendment
    Passes and adds the voters from the district of columbia to the presidential electorate.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    This amendment was ratified to eliminate the poll taxes and and any other taxes that prevented someone from voting.
  • Voting Rights

    Voting Rights
    The Voting Rights Act was passed with large extensions, racial equality finally became fact in polling booths throughout the country.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    This amendment provided that no state could set the required voting age above 18. Making it possible for anyone above 18 who was a US citizen to vote.
  • Voting registration easier

    Voting registration easier
    National Voter Registration Act passed. Intends to increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote by making registration available at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and public assistance and disabilities agencies.