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Amendments To The US Constitution
15th Amendment to the US Constitution
Voting Rights, 1870

By Congress
May 4, 2011, 11:40pm


XV Amendment to the Constitution

The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified and enacted in early spring, 1870, gave male citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Source:LII - Cornell Law School

� Thomas Kelly after James C. Beard - New York: 1870


Amendment XV

Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Source: LII- Cornel Law School




Student Resources for Studying the 15th Amendment

Grant and the 15th Amendment
This letter from Ulysses S. Grant was delivered to the House and the U.S. Senate on March 30, 1870
Source: National Parks Service

Voting Time - A Lesson Plan
This lesson plan acquaints students with the rules related to voting as a U.S. citizen and a resident of the state of New Jersey.
Source: New Jersey State Legislature

The Fifteenth Amendment in Flesh and Blood- PDF Format
Source: Black Americans in Congress



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