Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    only white male prorperty owners can vote
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    the last religious perequisite is dropped
  • Property Requirement dropped

    Porperty ownership and taxes eliminated. Almost all adult white males could vote
  • 15th Amendment

    The 15th amendment is passed and all former slaves have the right to vote
  • 19th Amendment

    this amendment gives women suffrage
  • 23rd Amendment

    allows voers of the District of Colombia to participate in presidential elections
  • 24th Amendment

    bans the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    this act protects the rights of minority voters and bans the literacy test
  • 26th Amendment

    sets minimum voting age to 18