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27 Sep 2017
when the constitution went into effect, the right to vote was generally restricted to white male property owners.
the 15th amendment, intended to protect any citizen from being denied the right to vote because of race or color.
the first stage of the struggle to extend voting rights came
19th amendment prohibited the denial of the right to vote because of sex,
the 23rd amendment, passed in 1961, added the voters district of Columbia to the presidential electorate
26th amendment, provides that no state csn set the minimum age for voting at more than 18 years of age
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