Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    All white, land owning males could vote.
  • Religious qualifications dropped

    Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated.
  • Property requirements dropped

    Eliminated property ownership and tax requirements. Almost every white adult could vote
  • 15th Amendment

    Gave former slaves the right to vote. protects the right of male citizens of all race.
  • 19th Amendment

    women's suffrage
  • 23rd Amendment

    ables voters of the District Columbia to participate in presidential elections
  • 24th Amendment

    eliminated poll taxes as a requirement for voting in federal elections
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    DRr. MLK Jr creates the voter registration drive, that gave national attention to african american voting rights
  • 26th Amendment

    minimum voting age is now 18