Voting Rights in the United States

By lopezV
  • Constitution is ratified

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

    Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated
  • Property requirements dropped

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

    15th amendment is passed. It gives former slaves the right to vote and protects the voting rights for adult male citizens of any race.
  • 19th Amendment

    The 19th amendment guarantees women's suffrage.
  • 23rd Amendment

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

    Bans the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections.
  • 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.
  • 26th Amendment

    Sets the minimum voting age at 18.