voting rights in the united states

  • 1789 - Constitution is ratified

    Only the rich, white, and property owners could vote
  • 1810 - Religious qualifications dropped

    now people could vote no matter what their religious views were
  • 1850 - Property requirements dropped

    You didnt need to be rich anymore to vote so almost all white males could vote.
  • 1867 - 15th Amendment

    It gave former slaves the right to vote and it protected the voting rights of adult males of any race
  • 1920 - 19th Amendment

    It gave women the right to vote
  • 1961- 23rd Amendment

    It gave the district of Columbia the right to participate in presidental elections.
  • 1964- 24th Amendment

    they made it where their was no poll tax to vote so anyone could vote rather they had money or not
  • 1965 - Voting Rights Act of 1965

    It protected the voting right of minority voters and eliminated all barriers.
  • 1971- 26th Amendment

    Set the minimum voting age to 18 so anyone over the age of 18 would be able to vote