Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is ratified

    Majority of Delegates to the constitutional convention approved the documents
  • Religious Qualifications dropped

    Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated
  • Property Requirements dropped

    Almost all white males could vote, all males regardless of race are allowed to vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Slaves are allowed to vote, all males regardless of race
  • 19th Amendment

    Nationwide womens sufferage, woman are allowed to vote.
  • 23rd Amendment

    Allowed voters of District of Columbia to participate.
  • 24th Amendment

    Poll tax no longer needed to vote
  • Voting Rights act of 1965

    Protects rights for minoraty voters, eliminated voting barriers.
  • 26th Amendment

    Minimum voting age is set to 18.