Voting Rights in the United States

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  • Constitution is Ratified

    First voters were given permission to vote, which were white male adult property owners.
  • Religious Qualifications Dropped

    Religion is not mandatory in voting now.
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    The range of voters has increased by getting rid of property ownership and tax requirements.
  • 15th Amendment

    Slaves who are now free now have the ability and permssion to vote, while also protecting the voting rights of any adult male citizens.
  • 19th Amendment

    Women gain the right to vote.
  • 23rd Amendment

    District of Columbia now has the right to join in presidential elections as voters.
  • 24th Amendment

    Elimination of poll tax requirement for voting in federal elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Allows the protection of rights for minority voters and annuls voting barriers for the literacy test.
  • 26th Amendment

    Minimum voting age restriction is established at 18 years of age.