History of Voting Rights

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Abigail Adams helps support women's rights.

1776

Her husband John Adams ridicules her request and vows to fight the "Depotism of the petticoat."

us constitution

1787

The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation.

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1865

they killl and hurt african american and is an organization who put blacks in fear! they also hurt the whites who try to help the blacks!

Women lost Voting Rights

1870 - 1920

The states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey which had previously allowed women to vote resigned those rights.

15th Amendment

1870

"No person shall be denied the right to vote on account of race or color"

Anti Blacks Voting Law

1900

they denied blacks votes through literacy test, taxes information and background history. Only 1% of blacks were allow to vote!
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19th Amendment

1920

Women earned their right to vote during the 1920's

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965