The most famous words of the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness
It states who has the right to vote (limited only to white men who own land)
Elizabeth Stanton spearheaded the first women rights convention in Seneca Falls
Over 300 men and women came to protest the mistreatment of women
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.
Gave African Americans the right to vote during the Reconstruction period
Many African Americans held places in office
A racial class system predominantly used in the south.
It regulated African Americans to be second class citizens.
It created set laws which limited blacks socially in matters of food,greetings,conversation, and affection.
The "Anthony Amendment" to extend the vote to women was introduced into the United States Congress.
May 21: United States House of Representatives passed the Anthony Amendment again.
June 4: United States Senate approved the Anthony Amendment.
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age.