The 15th Amendment

The 15th Amendment was adopted in 1870, and dealt with voting issues. The rights of women to vote, however, were not included in this amendment.

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.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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