Voting Rights in the United States- Timeline

  • Constitution is ratified

    Only white males who own property had the right to vote.
  • Religious Qualification Dropped

    All adult males that owned property could vote regardless of their religion
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    You could vote even if you were not a property owners.
  • 15th Admendment

    Former slaves had the right to vote and adult males could vote regardless of race
  • 19th Admendment

    Women had the right to vote.
  • 23rd Admendment

    Voters of the District of Columbia could partake in presidential elections.
  • 24th Admendment

    Bans poll tax to be able to vote in federal elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Bans literacy test to be able to vote, and protects the rights of the minority voters.
  • 26th Admendment

    The legal voting age is 18