History of Voting Rights

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U.S. Constitution

1776

Abigail Adams Letter to her Husband

1776

She wrote the letter to her husband trying to tell him help all of the women in the U.S. to get their rights to vote.

The Declaration of Sentiments

1848

The goal of the organization is to achieve voting rights for women so they can have their rights to vote as well.

The 15th Amendment

1870

The Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that 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."

19th Amendment Women's Suffrage

1919

In 1920 women finally won the right to vote. Before the government wouldn't let women vote because they only let the men vote.

The Voting Rights Act

1965

People were getting beaten and sprayed because they were doing nonviolent demonstrations then after that they were attacked by the law enforcement's

Voting Rights Act 1965

August 6, 1965

Lyndon Johnson started a strong voting rights law and it is still going on today.