Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution Ratified

  • Religious qualifications dropped

    Religion no longer being an aspect you must posess.
  • Property requirements dropped

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

    Granted African americans to vote
  • 19th Amendment

    Ended womens political sufferage.
  • 23rd Amendment

    restricts the district to the number of Electors of the least populous state
  • 24th amendment

    prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    It eliminated various devices, such as literacy tests, that had traditionally been used to restrict voting by black people.
  • 26th Amendment

    prevented the government from raising the voting age above 18.