Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is ratified

    Only males who own property can vote
  • Religious qualifications dropped

    the showingof being religious to be able to vote was eliminated
  • Property requirements dropped

    All whites males could vote
  • 15th Amendment

    slaves are allowed to vote and allmen are allowed to vote
  • 19th Amendment

    Women sufferage and all women are allowed to vote
  • 23rd Amendment

    Peoplein D.C.are allowed to vote
  • 24th Amendment

    Poll taxesnolonger needed to vote
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    eliminates the voting barriers such as the literacy test and protects the rights of minorities
  • 26th Amendment

    the minimum age of voting is 18