Foundations of the Constitution By Alondra Hernandez Oct 9, 1789 Constitution is ratified Only white male adult property-owners have the right to vote Oct 9, 1810 Religious qualifications dropped Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated Oct 9, 1850 Property requirements dropped Property ownership and tax requiremnts eliminated by 1850. Almost all adult white males could vote. Oct 9, 1870 15th Amendment It gives former slaves the right to vote and protects the voting rights of adult male citizens. Oct 9, 1920 19th Amendment Guarantees women's suffrage Oct 9, 1961 23rd Amendment Allows voters of the District of Columbia to participate in presidential elections Oct 9, 1964 24th Amendment Bans the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections. Oct 10, 1965 Voting Rights Act of 1965 The Voting Rights Act protects the rights of minority voters and eliminates voting barriers such as the literacy test. The Act is expanded and renewed in 1970, 1975, and 1982 Oct 10, 1971 26th Amendment Sets the minimum voting age at 18.