Voting Rights in the United States Timeline

  • Constitution is Ratified

    All white property owning males allowed to vote.
  • Religious qualifications dropped

    Religios requirements for voting removed.
  • Property requirements dropped

    Property and tax requirements removed resulting in almost all white males allowed to vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    Former slaves givin right to vote and protects the rights of all males of any race.
  • 19th Amendment

    Women get the right to vote.
  • 23rd Amendment

    People of the District of Columbia to vote for the presidential election.
  • 24th Amendment

    Poll tax banned for federal elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Protects minority groups right to vote, and bands any restriction on minority groups to vote.
  • 26th Amendment

    Sdets minimum voting age to 18.