Mark's Voting Rights Timeline

Timeline created by mgsj5595
  • Final State Abolishees Property Requirement

    Final State Abolishees Property Requirement
    North Carolina was the last state to abolish the property requirement among white males. Finally, every white male could vote in the United States. This is significant because it made voting legal for all that were considered citizens. Many states had already done this. The first state abolished the property requirement in 1812. It is also significant because it was the first overall change in voting restrictions by the entire country.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    This gave blacks the right to vote no matter if they had previously been slaves or not. On paper, they were equal to whites in this aspect, even though it was not enforced as if blacks were equal to whites. This is significant because it was symbolic of the ending of slavery and the beginning of equality in the U.S.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This Amendment finally gave women the right to vote after they had been fighting so hard to gain suffrage. It said that no citizen can be denied the right to vote based on sex. This is significant because, on paper, it allowed everyone in the U.S. the right to vote, even though many blacks didn't get to because of discriminatory tactics.
  • 23rd Amendment

    23rd Amendment
    This amendment allowed the District of Columbia to have electors for the President. They are not allowed, however, to have more electors than the least populous state. This is significant because it permitted people suffrage that had previously not been allowed to vote.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    Allowed United States citizens to vote in every Presidential, congressional, or electoral Primary. It also outlawed Poll Taxes in their entirety. This is significant because it was another step in the right direction as far as allowing all people to vote. It took away restrictions on voting which had previously stopped some people from voting.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    This act made it unlawful to disenfranchise minorities. Before this some people were lawfully allowed to vote, but they could not vote because there were literacy tests required in the south, which usually were not passed by minorities.This is significant because it finally allowed the 15th amendmant to be enfroced the way it was intended. It allowed minorities to vote in all states.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    People that are 18 years of age or older have the right to vote in any election of the United States. This is significant because it made this a federal issue instead of a state issue as it had been earlier. It took some power from states.