This Day in Politics : The 15th Amendment



This Day in Politics : The 15th Amendment

On February 3, 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution is sworn in.

It prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude” (i.e., slavery).

This a pretty cool thing…

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 power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.