Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    In the 1789, the states of the United States vote in majority to ratified the Constituion of the United States. The constitution alow all men who have a property and is white can vote. After the American Revolution, the constituion was made in september 17, 1787, and was official 2 years later.
  • Religious qualifications dropped

    The requirment of voting with passing a religious test is banned.
  • Property requirments dropped

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

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

    Gives the women the right to vote.
  • 23rd amendment

    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

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., mounts a voter registration drive in Selma, Alabama, to draw national attention to African-American voting rights.
  • 26th Amendment

    The age requirment to vote is minimized to 18 years of age