History of Voting Rights

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Women Loose The Right To Vote

1777

The states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey which had previously allowed women to vote rescind those rights. After 1807, no state allows women to vote.

First Women Right Convention

1848

In 1848 the first Women's Rights Convention is held in Seneca Falls, NY. It demands that women be granted all rights as full citizens including the right to vote. Saying that women should have the right to vote just like everybody else.

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15th Amendment

1870

the constitutional amendment passed after the Civil War that guaranteed blacks the right to vote.

It was important because before the civil rights movement, Blacks didn't have the right to vote. But after the civil rights movement, black African Americans had the right to vote.

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19th amendment

1920

The End of Women Sufferage

1920

At the end of Women Suffrage, in 1807 No state allowed anymore women to vote. This is telling me that before that time. Women had the right to vote.

Voting Rights

1924

During that time, different states were allowing blacks, Indians & Asians the right to vote.

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March From Selma

1965

On December 7th 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King planned a march from Selma across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Soldiers where waiting for them at the end of the bridge. On that day, It was called "Bloody Sunday"

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