Voting Rights in the US

Timeline created by Rocker_Chick
  • Constitution is radified

    All white, land owning males could vote.
  • Religious qualifications dropped

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

    Property ownership and tax requirements eliminated by 1850. Almost all adult white males could vote.
  • 15th Amendment

    It gives former slaves the right to vote and protects the voting rights of adult male citizens of any race.
  • 19th Amendment

    Guarantees women's suffrage.
  • 23rd Amendment

    Allows voters of the District of Columbia to participate in presidential elections.
  • 24th Amendment

    Bans the poll tax as a requirement for voting in federal elections.
  • Voting Rights Act of1965

    Protects the rights of minority voters and eliminates voting barriers such as the literacy test.
  • 26th Amendment

    Sets the minimum voting age at 18.