Citation Link - Fifteenth Amendment. Image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 6 Feb. 2018. school.ebonline.com/levels/high/assembly/view/137950. Accessed 22 Mar. 2018.
Fifteenth Amendment, amendment (1870) to the Constitution of the United States that guaranteed that the right to vote could not be denied based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The amendment complemented and followed in the wake of the passage of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments, which abolished slavery and guaranteed citizenship, respectively, to African Americans. The passage of the amendment and its subsequent ratification (Feb. 3, 1870) effectively enfranchised African American men, while denying that right to women of all colours. Women would not receive that right until the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.
Citation Link "Fifteenth Amendment." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 17 Jul. 2010. school.ebonline.com/levels/high/article/Fifteenth-Amendment/474683. Accessed 22 Mar. 2018.
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