Foundations of the Constitution

  • Constitution is Ratified

    All white, land owning males could vote.
  • Religious Qualifications dropped

    Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated.
  • Property Requirements dropped

    Almost all adult white males could vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    It gave former slaves the right to vote and protected the voting rights of adult male citizens of any race.
  • 19th Amendment

    The woman had the right to vote.
  • 23th Amendment

    Allowed voters of the District of Columbia to participate in presidential elections.
  • 24th Amendment

    Baned the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections.
  • Voting Rghts Act of 1965

    Protects the rights of minority voters and eliminates the literacy test.
  • 26th Amendment

    Set the minimum voting age at 18.