Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    All white, land owning males could vote.
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    Religious adequacy was no longer required to vote.
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    Taxes and property ownership was no longer a necessary qualification to vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Adult males of any race can vote as well as former slaves.
  • 19th Amendment

    Women are finally allowed to vote.
  • 23rd Amendment

    District of Columbia granted right to vote in presidential elections.
  • 24th Amendment

    Eliminates poll tax as a prerequisite for federal elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Bans literacy test as well as protect the votes of minorities.
  • 26th Amendment

    Voting age set as 18.