Voting Rights in The United States

By spt1595
  • Constitution is ratafied

    All white, land owning males could vote.
  • religious qualifications dropped

    white men could vote regardless of religion
  • property requirements dropped

    Property ownership and tax requirements eliminated by 1850. Almost all adult white males could vote.
  • 15th amendment

    gives former slaves the right to vote and protects the voting rights of adult male citizens of any race.
  • 19th amendment

    The 19th Amendment guarantees women's suffrage.
  • 23rd amandment

    allows voters of the District of Columbia to participate in presidential elections.
  • 24th amendment

    bans the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections.
  • voting rights act of 1965

    The Voting Rights Act protects the rights of minority voters and eliminates voting barriers such as the literacy test.
  • 26th amendment

    sets the minimum voting age at 18.