Voting Rights

Timeline created by angelacr
  • Abolishment of property restrictions

    Abolishment of property restrictions
    Back then, men had to be white, and have property too be able to vote.The abolishment of property restrictions let men who didnt own property vote. This start later led to African Americans vote as well as women.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The law was ratified by twenty-nine of thirty-seven States March 30, 1870. This amendment granted African American men the right to vote. Even though this amendment said that African Americans could vote, they had to pass literacy tests to be able to vote in the southern states.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This amendment was passed by Congress June 4, 1919. After years of protests from women demanding their voice to be heared, they finally recieved what they wanted. women in the western states had started voting before this period in local elections. It stated that all women have the right to vote.
  • 23rd Amendment

    23rd Amendment
    This amendment granted the people residing in the District of Columbia to vote for presidential electors. This "fixed the number of electors for the district to the number awarded to the smallest state" which is three.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    Citizens didnt have to pay a fee to vote anymore. They were able to vote without having to give money, which before had stopped the poorer people from voting.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    This act was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson. The act enforced the 15th amendment. It also stopped obstacles such as poll taxes and literacy tests that hindered African Americans from voting.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    This amendment stated that all citizens 18 and older were allowed to vote. The age limit was lowered from 21 to 18. This let eager young people participate in voting and giving them some freedom. If they were old enough to go to war, werent they old enough to vote?