Voting Rights Timeline


Women Lost Voting Rights

1777 - 1802

After previously being allowed to vote in the states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey, women rights were repeated threaten and were not allow to vote!

US Constitution


During the constitution convention they could not agree on any nation voting rights standard so they would leave it up to each individual states.

Voting Rights for Women, Women's Suffrage


In 1854, Washington nearly became the first state to grant women's suffrage, but the proposal was defeated by a single vote. In an attempt to crush the woman's suffrage movement, the Territorial Legislature soon after mandated that "no female shall have the right of ballot or vote."

Ku Klux Klan

Dec. 24, 1865

KKK is an organization that against african american and is a pretty violence organization. KKK member were allow to kill and hurt any whites who try to help the African American. But later on kkk were not allow to kill because of all these laws that was pass to protect blacks. But yet, it still don't stop them from hating and killing.

14th Amendment

July 9, 1868

State and federal ciizenship for all persons regardless of race both born or naturalized in the United States will be consider as the citizen of United States. This mean they would be able to have the equal amount of rights and protection. Due to the law, no states will be able to denied them.

15th Amendment

February 26, 1869

The 15th Amendment was ratified in 3 February 1870. The 15th Amendment protect 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. Also guarantee that former slaves would retain the right to vote by banning state suffrage laws that discriminated against any group of citizens on the basis of race. But this amendment does not work well because many whites use all strategies to denied blacks rights.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42965579,d.b2U&biw=1024&bih=537&safe=on&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&

Anti-Black Voting Laws


Literacy Tests were required in order to register, and the tests were made to prevent Blacks from passing. Grandfather Clauses were passed which prevented anyone from registering to vote unless their grandfathers had been eligible to vote. Descendants of slaves were thus denied the right to vote. Many states enacted poll taxes. Anyone who could not afford the tax (usually poor whites and Blacks) were denied the right to vote. With the threat of violence to the Black voter, or his family, and the fear of loosing a job, or the cost of paying the taxes, many Blacks simply gave up trying to vote and concentrated on trying to keep a job that would enable a family to survive the economic conditions in the south.

19th amendmet

June 4, 1919

The 19th amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

This act to enforce the 15 amendment to the constitution was sign into law for 95 years after the amendment is ratified. Before the VRA, states denied black's voting rights through poll taxes, literacy tests, and other bureaucratic restrictions. After the VRA is approve by Congress, citizens were allow to vote and allow to be part of the politic system no matter of your race or background.