Voting Rights in the U.S

  • Constitution is ratified

    constitution is ratifired
    White male property owners only had the right to vote
  • Religious qualifications dropped

    Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated
  • Property requirements dropped

    pretty much all white males could vote
    they eliminated property ownership and tax requirements
  • 15th Amendment

    former slaves were givin the right to vote
  • 19th Amendment

    guarantees womens suffrage
  • 23rd Amendment

    voters were allowed to participate in presidental elections in the District of columbia
  • 24th Amendment

    poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections was banned
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    protected the rights of minority voters
    eliminated voting barriers
  • 26th Amendment

    set the minimum age to vote at 18 years old