Voting rights

Sierra Brown

By kmills2
  • Rich White Male Landowners

    Before the 1800's only rich white male landowners could vote which restricted the right to vote for a lot of people and their groups.
  • White Males over the Age of 21

    Nine new states emerged and these new states with forward thinking extended the right to vote to all white males. Most of the original thirteen colonies soon followed suit.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    The women's suffrage movement had one of their first meetings here in support of the abolitionism movement. There were some men, but it was mostly women, and it was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • 15th Amendment

    This amendment stated that all citizens that are male can vote, allowing men of color to vote. Some men of color abandoned the suffrage movement after they got their right to vote.
  • Suffrage Movement Split

    The suffrage movement had split into two parts: the part that was not in favor of the 15th amendment and sided with the racist southerners, and the pro 15th amendment women who thought that everyone deserved a right to vote.
  • Suffrage Movement Merge

    The two groups that had split up before now rejoined to fight for their rights and focus on that solely. Their argument was that their differences from men is what would help the political atmosphere.
  • The Beginning of Women's Voting Rights

    Some states in the west began to allow women to vote, even though states in the south and east resisted the movement.
  • All American Women

    In 1920, the 19th Amendment was put into action and allowed all American women to vote.
  • 19th Amendment

    The 19th amendment was finally ratified, which allowed women to vote for the first time.
  • First Vote of the Women

    More than 8 million women voted for the first time on this day. It was a major moment in history.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    The National Women's Party proposed an amendment that banned discrimination against someone because of their sex, However, the Equal Rights Amendment was never ratified.
  • Selma to Montgomery March

    Peaceful protesters for voting rights were attacked by a violent group and some members were beaten brutally and bloodied. This was a wake up call to America and Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Congress Speech on Voting Rights

    Lyndon B. Johnson called a meeting in which he made a speech about how the government officials had kept African-Americans from voting.
  • Voting Bill in the Senate

    The Senate passed the bill with a 77-19 vote
  • Voting BIl in the House of Representatives

    The House of Representatives took over a month to decide on the final vote, but it ended up passing with 333-85.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Signs the Voting Bill

    The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by LBJ, with Martin Luther King Jr. present.