Voting Rights in the United States

  • Who had the right to vote?

    The Constitution is ratified - White males that owned property were only allowed to vote.
  • Religious Qualifications dropped

    The last Prererequisite that was religious was eliminated.
  • Property requirements dropped

    Owning a property and tax requirements were gone by 1850. Almost all white males were able to vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    In 1870, the 15th amendment passed. It gave former slaves voting rights and protect rights for any male race.
  • 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.
  • 23rd Amendment

    The 23rd Amendment gives the voters of District of Columbia the right to be apart of the presidential elections.
  • 24th Amendment

    The 24th Amendment the requirement of poll tax of voting in a federal election.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. makes voting registration drive in Alabama to get attention about voting rights of the African-Americans.
  • 26th Amendment

    The 26th amendment makes the youngest voting age of 18.