15 Amendment

American Government

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WHAT THE LAW STATED

The 15th Amendment was established in the 1870's. This particular amendment states that voting shall now be denied or abridged by the U.S or any other state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.


THE OBSTACLES THAT THE PEOPLE FACED DURING THIS PROCESS

During this process the people faced many different obstacles. Many federal troops were withdrawn from the south. There was a poll tax that kept the blacks from voting. Also they had to be able to pass the literacy test. That wasn't easy for the blacks as it was for the whites.


WAYS PEOPLE FOUGHT FOR THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE

Many African Americans wanted ways to show the whites and other people who were going against them having the right to vote, that they deserve to as well. The African Americans held a lot of National Associations. Many other amendments were needed to be passed along the way. Finally, the grandfather clause was another event that was being fought for so the south people could vote.


WHAT WAS BEING TAKEN PLACE

During this time the American Civil War was being taken place. The very first Reconstruction Act was passed. Some of the people from the south are going and joining some of the whites so they can have their right to vote as well.