Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    All white, land-ownning males could vote
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    People didn't have to be part of a certain religion to vote.
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    Almost all white males could vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Any adult male of any race could vote.
  • 19th Amendment

    Guarantees women's suffrage, women could vote.
  • 23rd Amendment

    Voters of the District of Columbia can participate in presidential elections.
  • 24th Amendment

    Bans poll taxes for federal elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Eliminates voting barriers such as the literacy test.
  • 26th Amendment

    Sets the minimum voting age at 18.