Voting Rights in the United States

  • The Constitution is ratified.

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

    No state required a religion to vote,
  • Property Requirements dropped

    You don't need to own land to be able to vote, almost all white males could vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Gave former slaves the right to vote, and protects the voting rights of all men of any race.
  • 19th Amendment

    Women are allowed to vote, women's suffrage.
  • 23rd Amendment

    Allows voters of the District of Columbia to become a part of the presidential election.
  • 24th Amendment

    It gets rid of the poll tax requirement on federal elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Got rid of the literacy test before being able to vote for minorities.
  • 26th Amendment

    Made the minimum voting age of 18.