Voting Rights in the U.S. timeline

Timeline created by Tony L.
  • Constitution is Ratified

    All white males that own land may vote in the elections.
  • Religious qualifications droppped

    No longer in need of a religious presence in order to vote.
  • Property Requirements Dropped

    No longer needed to own land to vote in elections.
  • 5th Amendment

    Literacy test needed to be taken in order to vote; must be educated. Used to discriminate against Irish-Caltholic immigrants
  • 19th Amendment

  • 23rd Amendment

    Women's suffrage has been met finally.
  • 24th Amendment

    Poll tax on election voting abolished.
  • Voting Act of 1965

    Martin Luther King Jr. brings attention to the voting rights of African Americans in the United States.
  • 26th Amendment

    Sets the minimum voting age to 18, as a ful adult male in the United States