15th Amendment

All Adult Men can vote

Significant Events

- Abolished slavery

- Provided citizenship and equal protection under the law

- After the civil war

Fighting for Rights

-Fought racial discrimination

-Said that if they are citizens then they should get the right to vote

-Held rallies and marches

Obstacles after the amendment

- Had to pay a poll tax

- Had to take a literacy test

- Some places they still weren't allowed to vote

15th amendment passed

- Written and passed in government on February 26th 1869

- Ratified by March 30th 1870

- Still didn't have all the rights but it was a step forward

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