Voting rights in the united states timeline

  • Constitution is ratified 1789

    White people had the right to vote.
  • 1810 Religious qualifications dropped

    Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated
  • 1850 Property requirements dropped

    Property ownership and tax requirements eliminated by 1850.
  • 1867 15th Amendment

    Gives former slaves the right to vote.
  • 1920 19th Amendment

    Ten other states have poll taxes.
  • 1961 23rd Amendment

    Allows voters from DC To participate in elections.
  • 1964 24th Amendment

    Bans all poll taxes.
  • 1965 Voting rights act

    Protects the right of minority voters.
  • 1971 26th Amendment

    Sets the minimum age of voteing 18.