Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution Ratified

    Adult white males who own land can vote
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    Any adult white male who owns property and of any religion can vote
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    Almost all adult white males can vote
  • 15th Amendment

    Any adult male of any race can vote
  • 19th Amendment

    Women gain the right to vote
  • 23rd Amendment

    People who live in District of Columbia can vote
  • 24th Amendment

    Bans tax in federal elections so voting is free
  • Voting Rights Acts of 1965

    Eliminates voting barriers for minorities
  • 26th Amendment

    Sets legal voting age at 18