Voting Rights in the United States

  • Constitution is Ratified

    Only white males who own land had the right to vote
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    Voter's didn't have to be a certain religion to vote
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    Property ownership was dropped and almost all white men were eligible to vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Gave former slaves the right to vote and protected the voting rights of all males of any race.
  • 19th Amendment

    Guarantees Women's sufferage
  • 23rd Amendment

    Gave District of Colombia the right to participate in the presidental elections.
  • 24th Amendment

    Banned the poll tax as a requirement for voting in elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Dr. MLK, Jr. draws national attention to the voting rights of African Americans.
  • 26th Amendment

    Gave voting rights to 18 year old american citizens.