The Fifteenth Amendment

Learn about the fifteenth amendment. By: Alex and Sara

What do you think this amendment means?

I believe it means all people should be treated equally, we can all vote, no matter what shape or size.

Why do you think the framers thought this amendment was important?

I think the framers thought that this amendment was important because if there was no fifteenth amendment, every one of us could be making fun of everyone, we might even still be following the Jim Crow laws. We ALL get to vote. What reason would we not? It is okay to be different.

How might this amendment affect our lives today?

This amendment affects our own lives today by because of racism, and there are different people out in this word, we all have different meanings to be here, but we all need to share the same kindness to others because we all have different feelings. No matter how different we are, we all should have the right to vote. There are different people outside that have different colors. Even if people are purple, we still need to be nice to them. If this amendment wasn't made, the best people may be denied.

The fifteenth amendment (XV) ...

Section 1: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2: The congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. [Ratified February 1870]