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Fifteenth Amendment

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Title

Fifteenth Amendment

Subject

African Americans, suffrage

Description

The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the United States government and the government of any state from denying the vote to any citizen "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." It was passed by Congress in February 1869 and ratified by the states in 1870.

Date

1869, 1870

Contributor

Transcription courtesy of Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

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Type

Transcription

Identifier

15th Amendment_Transcription.pdf

Coverage

United States

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Text

15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Right to Vote (1870)

 

Amendment XV

Section 1.

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—

Section 2.

The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

 Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified February 3, 1870.

 

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