The Fifteenth Amendment in the National Archives. In the final years of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era that followed, Congress repeatedly debated the rights of the millions of black former slaves. By 1869, amendments had been passed to abolish slavery and provide citizenship and equal protection under the laws, but the narrow election of Ulysses S. Grant to the presidency in 1868 convinced a majority of Republicans....

The Fifteenth Amendment in the National Archives. In the final years of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era that followed, Congress repeatedly debated the rights of the millions of black former slaves. By 1869, amendments had been passed to abolish slavery and provide citizenship and equal protection under the laws, but the narrow election of Ulysses S. Grant to the presidency in 1868 convinced a majority of Republicans....

Democrats opposed:   1.The Emancipation  Proclamation   2.The  13th Amendment   3.The  14th Amendment   4.The  15th Amendment   5.The Reconstruction Act of  1867   6.The Civil Rights of  1866   7.The Enforcement  Act of 1870   8.The Forced Act of  1871   9.The Ku Klux Klan  Act of 1871   10.The Civil Rights  Act of 1875   11.The Freeman  Bureau   12.The Civil Rights  Act of 1957   13.The Civil Rights  Act of 1960   14.The  United State Civil Rights Commission

Democrats opposed: 1.The Emancipation Proclamation 2.The 13th Amendment 3.The 14th Amendment 4.The 15th Amendment 5.The Reconstruction Act of 1867 6.The Civil Rights of 1866 7.The Enforcement Act of 1870 8.The Forced Act of 1871 9.The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 10.The Civil Rights Act of 1875 11.The Freeman Bureau 12.The Civil Rights Act of 1957 13.The Civil Rights Act of 1960 14.The United State Civil Rights Commission

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law

The fifteenth amendment gave one vote where one lived to "every free white man of 21". No longer did a voter have to own property. Nor could a person vote in as many districts as he owned land.

The fifteenth amendment gave one vote where one lived to "every free white man of 21". No longer did a voter have to own property. Nor could a person vote in as many districts as he owned land.

(photo: BlackUSA) 1870 Congress ratified the 15th Amendment, giving African Americans the right to vote. However, women were not permitted (Taylor).

(photo: BlackUSA) 1870 Congress ratified the 15th Amendment, giving African Americans the right to vote. However, women were not permitted (Taylor).

15th amendment | ... enactment on march 30 1870 of the fifteenth amendment and showing the

15th amendment | ... enactment on march 30 1870 of the fifteenth amendment and showing the

By Amandeep Thakur The "Reconstitution Amendments," which were sanctioned after the Civil War, included the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the ConstituBy Amandeep Thakur The “Reconstitution Amendments,” which were sanctioned after the Civil War, included the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The 14th Amendment identifies as citizens of the United States all who are born or naturalized, irrespective of their race. This amendment also grants equal protection to all…

By Amandeep Thakur The "Reconstitution Amendments," which were sanctioned after the Civil War, included the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the ConstituBy Amandeep Thakur The “Reconstitution Amendments,” which were sanctioned after the Civil War, included the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The 14th Amendment identifies as citizens of the United States all who are born or naturalized, irrespective of their race. This amendment also grants equal protection to all…

The Fifteenth Amendment, prohibiting any government in the United State from denying a citizen the right to vote was ratified February 3rd 1870.

The Fifteenth Amendment, prohibiting any government in the United State from denying a citizen the right to vote was ratified February 3rd 1870.

Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, became the 1st African American to vote. His vote was under the authority of the 15th Amendment, a day after it was adopted.  Peterson was born in Metuchen, New Jersey. His father, also named Thomas, worked for the Mundy family. It is unclear if he w...Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, became the 1st African American to vote. His vote was under the authority of the 15th Amendment, a day after it was adopted.  Peterson was born…

Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, became the 1st African American to vote. His vote was under the authority of the 15th Amendment, a day after it was adopted. Peterson was born in Metuchen, New Jersey. His father, also named Thomas, worked for the Mundy family. It is unclear if he w...Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, became the 1st African American to vote. His vote was under the authority of the 15th Amendment, a day after it was adopted. Peterson was born…

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