15th Amendment

Miles Robertson

What Is The 15th Amendment ?

The 15th Amendment is the amendment that says a persons right to vote should and will not be based on race, color, religion, or previous condition of servitude.

History Of The 15th Amendment

The 15th Amendment was proposed on February 26th, 1869. On February 3rd, 1870

the amendment was passed. The 15th Amendment overturned the preexisting statute prohibiting African-American citizens of the United States from suffrage.

Who Was The First African American To Vote ?

The first African-American to participate in an election was Thomas Mundy Peterson; he participated in a school board election taking place in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.


Louisiana v. United States, (1965), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that dealt with an "interpretation test" permitted by the Louisiana Constitution of 1921 alleged to deprive Louisiana Negroes of voting rights in violation of 42 U.S.C. Section 1971 and the Fourteenth and 15th amendment.

The test gave complete discretion to registrars to deny an applicant the ability to register to vote if he could not "give a reasonable interpretation" of any clause in the Louisiana Constitution or the Constitution of the United States.


Well I am Black and if their was no 15th Amendment I wouldn't be able to vote which means that I wouldn't be able to put my heart and soul in to this beautiful country and that also means that Obama wouldn't be president and I like Obama as president.