The fifteenth amendment said that citizens had the right to vote no matter what race, color, or previous service. But, in 1870 this amendment was ratified. This amendment helped ensure political power in the South.
Title: Amendment to the U. Constitution: Voting Rights Consists of the resolution proposing the Fifteenth Amendment, which was ratified February and grants citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Thomas Mundy Peterson (October 1824 – February of Perth Amboy, New Jersey was the first African-American to vote in an election under the just-enacted provisions of the Amendment to the United States Constitution. His vote was cast on March
The Amendment gave African Americans males the right to vote. Without the vote, the freed slaves would be powerless. By giving them the right to vote, Congress made sure that African American males would have a voice in their government.
The Reconstruction Amendments Primary Source Activity, teaches students about the significance of the and Amendments to the U. Constitution through common core investigation. It also links the Fourteenth Amendment to Brown v.