From Then To Now - Published by: Tanajah Hawkins
What Was Voting Like Back Then?
Then, everyone didn't have equal rights to vote. Such as African Americans and Women as one. Only Caucasian males that owned land had that right. Women started to get fed up with not feeling as equal as men. So therefore, all women went on a stand and this led them to suffrage. The right to vote.
Women's Suffrage Movement in 1848
Women Protesters of the Women's Suffrage Movement
African Americans Trying to Gain The Right To Vote
Now; today, people were given equal rights. Blacks could now vote, all women of any color could vote, and white males who didn't own land could now vote. You only had to be 18 years old in order to vote. Amendments 15th, 17th, and 19th changed these things for citizens.
The15 amendment gave blacks the right to vote. "Can't Deny the right to vote by race."
The 17th amendment made it possible for people to vote.
The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote.
Steps To Voting/ Qualifications to Voting
- Must Be 18 Years of years of Age
- Have To Be a Resident
- Must Be a U.S Citizen