Voting rights in the United States

  • Constitution is ratified

    Constitution is ratified
    At the time of the constitution being ratified only white adult males that owned property had the right to vote
  • Religious qualifications dropped

    Religious qualifications dropped
    In 1810 the last religous Religious qualification for voting is elimanated.
  • Property requirements dropped

    Property requirements dropped
    In 1850 owning property and tax requirements were no longer a factor to vote. Most white adult males could vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment is passed giving former slaves the right to vote and asuring adult white males have the right to vote too
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th amendment is passed giving women the right to vote
  • 23rd Amendment

    23rd Amendment
    The 23rd amendment is passed giving the people of District of Colombia the right to vote.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    24th amendment is passed allowing people vote without having to pay.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The national voting act protected the right to vote for minorties in the U.S. and elimanated the use of the literacy test.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    The 26th Amendment sets the legal voting age at 18 years old.