Votes for women

Suffrage Timeline

By 17bnh01
  • The First Amendment

    The First Amendment
    (From Wikipedia) The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.
  • The Fourteenth Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment
    (From Wikipedia) The amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War.
  • The Fifteenth Amendment

    The Fifteenth Amendment
    (From Wikipedia) The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". It was ratified on February 3, 1870, as the third and last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
  • Poll Tax

    Poll Tax
    A tax required by all poll voters. The tax was put in to practice to discourage poor whites, African Americans, and Native Americans from voting.
  • Dawes Act of 1887

    (From Wikipedia) The Dawes Act of 1887 (also known as the General Allotment Act or the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887), adopted by Congress in 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians.
  • Grandfather Clause

    Grandfather Clause
    Although if you had restrictions on voting, if your Grandfather was a voter before the Civil War, you could vote, as well.
  • Literacy Test

    Literacy Test
    (From Wikipedia) A literacy test, in the context of United States political history, refers to the government practice of testing the literacy of potential citizens at the federal level, and potential voters at the state level. Literacy tests, along with poll taxes and extra-legal intimidation, were used to deny suffrage to African-Americans.
  • The Nineteenth Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment
    (From Wikipedia) The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex.
  • Indian Citizenship Act of 1924

    Indian Citizenship Act of 1924
    (From Wikipedia) The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, also known as the Snyder Act, was proposed by Representative Homer P. Snyder of New York and granted full U.S. citizenship to America's indigenous peoples, called "Indians" in this Act.
  • Twenty-Fourth Amendment

    Twenty-Fourth Amendment
    (From Wikipedia) The Twenty-fourth Amendment prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    The Act was passed to prohibit voting discrimination. "voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure ... to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color."
  • The Twenty-Sixth Amendment

    The Twenty-Sixth Amendment
    (From Wikipedia) The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from setting a voting age higher than eighteen.