The 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th Amendments guarantee the right to vote for US citizens. In 2010 SCOTUS destroyed the principle of one person/one vote in favor of one corporate person/two votes by ruling in Citizens United that the 1st Amend gives artificial corporations a right to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence public elections. 80% of voters oppose corporate personhood and 16 states have formally demanded that Congress pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting money as…

The 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th Amendments guarantee the right to vote for US citizens. In 2010 SCOTUS destroyed the principle of one person/one vote in favor of one corporate person/two votes by ruling in Citizens United that the 1st Amend gives artificial corporations a right to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence public elections. 80% of voters oppose corporate personhood and 16 states have formally demanded that Congress pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting money as…

15th AMENDMENT  |   passed by Congress Feb. 1869, ratified March 1870; prohibited denial of the Vote because of Race, Color or previous condition of Servititude; defined national citizenship to include former Slaves; prohibited states from violating privileges of Citizens without due process of law; empowered Congress to reduce representation of any state that denied Vote to males over 21; disqualified from state and national offices all prewar office holders who had supported the…

15th AMENDMENT | passed by Congress Feb. 1869, ratified March 1870; prohibited denial of the Vote because of Race, Color or previous condition of Servititude; defined national citizenship to include former Slaves; prohibited states from violating privileges of Citizens without due process of law; empowered Congress to reduce representation of any state that denied Vote to males over 21; disqualified from state and national offices all prewar office holders who had supported the…

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

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…

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.

February 3rd 1870: Fifteenth Amendment ratified On this day in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. This measure came as the third and last of the so-called...

February 3rd 1870: Fifteenth Amendment ratified On this day in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. This measure came as the third and last of the so-called...

This is a five page, one day unit covering the importance and impact of the Civil War Amendments. Summaries and descriptions of the amendments are provided in a two page reading that is followed by three pages of student activities.

The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

This is a five page, one day unit covering the importance and impact of the Civil War Amendments. Summaries and descriptions of the amendments are provided in a two page reading that is followed by three pages of student activities.

THE RECONSTRUCTION AMENDMENTS SET EQUAL SUFFRAGE IN MOTION THE THIRTEENTH RATIFIED AND ABOLISHED SLAVERY THE FOURTEENTH ADDRESSES EQUAL CITIZENSHIP INCLUDING AFRICAN AMERICANS THE FIFTEENTH ULTIMATELY PERMITTED ANY RACE TO VOTE  -(Previous Knowledge)

Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th, 15th and the Southern Response

THE RECONSTRUCTION AMENDMENTS SET EQUAL SUFFRAGE IN MOTION THE THIRTEENTH RATIFIED AND ABOLISHED SLAVERY THE FOURTEENTH ADDRESSES EQUAL CITIZENSHIP INCLUDING AFRICAN AMERICANS THE FIFTEENTH ULTIMATELY PERMITTED ANY RACE TO VOTE -(Previous Knowledge)

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