Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is ratified

    Only white male adult property-owners have the right to vote.
  • Religious qualification Dropped

    Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated.
  • Property Requirements dropped

    Property ownership and tax requirements eliminated by 1850. Almost all adult white males could vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Gives former slaves the right to vote.
  • 19th Amendment

    Its guarantees womens suffrage.
  • 23rd Amendment

    The 23rd Amendment allows voters of the District of Columbia to participate in presidential elections.
  • 24th Amendment

    The 24th Amendment bans the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    It protected the rights to vote for minorites.
  • 26th Amendment

    Puts the minimum voting age to 18.