Voting Rights in the united states

Timeline created by DaytonDean
  • 1789 - Constitution is ratified

    All white, land owning males could vote.
  • 1810 - Religious qualifications dropped

    Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated.
  • 1850 - Property requirements dropped

    Property ownership and tax requirements eliminated by 1850. Almost all adult white males could vote.
  • 1867 - 15th Amendment

    It gives former slaves the right to vote and protects the voting rights of adult male citizens of any race.
  • 1920 - 19th Amendment

    The 19th amendment guarantees womens sufferage.
  • 1961- 23rd Amendment

    The 23rd Amendment allows voters of the District of Columbia to participate in presidential elections.
  • 1964- 24th Amendment

    The 24th Amendment bans the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections.
  • 1965 - Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., mounts a voter registration drive in Selma, Alabama, to draw national attention to African-American voting rights.
  • 1971- 26th Amendment

    The 26th amendment sets the minimum voting age at 18.