Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    Only white, property-owning men had the right to vote.
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    Last religious prerequisite is eliminated.
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    Property ownership and tax requirements eliminated. Most white adult males allowed to vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Gave former slaves the right to vote and protected the right to vote for all adult male citizens.
  • 19th Amendment

    Guaranteed women's right to vote
  • 23rd Amendment

    Allowed citizens of the District of Columbia to vote in presidential elections
  • 24th Amendment

    Bans the poll tax as a requirement to vote in federal elections
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Protects the rights of minority voters and eliminates voting barriers
  • 26th Amendment

    Sets the minimum voting age at 18