Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    Any white, property owning man could vote in the U.S. Still left out women, African Americans and other citizens of the U.S.
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    Now any religion could vote in any state. States could not apply that to their qualifications.
  • Property Owning Requirements Dropped

    Now men didn't have to be the sole proprieter of a piece of land, letting those less fortunate able to vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    No longer does race, color or previous servitude determine if some one can vote. This let African Americans vote officially.
  • 19th Amendment

    It provents gender being a qualification to vote, allowing women to vote.
  • 23 Amendment

    Citizens of Washington DC can now vote for presidents or vice presidents. They tend to vote fo Democrates.
  • 24th Amendment

    Poll taxes become illegal for Federal and State polls. States taxed to prevent the poor (usualy black) from voting.
  • Voting Rights Act

    An act that outlawed discrimnatory voting practice used to prevent African Americans from voting.
  • 26th Amendment

    The government couldn't hold a higher voting age than 18. This helped student activists in the Vietnam war.