Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is ratified

    white males who own land are the only people allowed to vote
  • Religious qualifications dropped

    Religion was no longer a factor in voting rights
  • Property requirements dropped

    No more tax requirements or having to own property to vote - just about all white males can vote
  • 15th Amendment

    Allows all adult male citizens to vote - even slaves!
  • 19th Amendment

    Women get the right to vote!
  • 23rd Amendment

    Allows residents of Distrit of Columbia to vote
  • 24th Amendment

    Eliminates pole taxes!
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Bans literacy tests and pole taxes - makes easier for blacks to vote
  • 26th Amendment

    Allows anyone 18 or older to vote