Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    When the Constituton was ratified only white male property owners were allowed to vote.
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    The last religious prequisite for voting is eliminated.
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    Property ownershipand tax requrements eliminated. Almost all adult white males were allowed to vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Former slaves get the right to vote, and it protects the voting rights of any male regardless of race.
  • 19th Amendment

    Gurantees Women the right to vote.
  • 23rd Amendment

    Allows voters of the District of Columbia or "D.C." to participate in presidential elections.
  • 24th Amendment

    Banned the poll tax as a requirement for voting in Federal Elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

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

    Setsthe minimum voting age to 18.