15th Amendment

Kelsey Carlisle

Universal Male Suffrage

Any male can vote, no matter their race or wealth.

Restrictions

  • Poll Tax- You have to pay to cast your vote.
  • Literacy Test- You must pass a literacy test proving that you can read to cast your vote.
  • Grandfather Clause- If your grandfather was a slave, then you are not allowed to vote.

Date Passed

February 26, 1869

Why is it still important today?

This amendment is still important today, because it allows all men to vote, no matter what their social status is. This means that all men can have their own voice.