Amendment Project

15th Amendment

The right the citizens of the U.S. to vote shouldn't be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Cogress should have power to enforce this article by appropriate legistation.

Ratified on February 3, 1870

Passed on March 30, 1870

series of scandalous elections and widespread political infighting in state legislatures