15th Amendment

Give African Americans the right to vote

- A man named Edward Morrell was a congressman from Pennsylvania, said a speech in 1904 that fights the argument that African Americans should not have the right to vote. After the speech both opinions on each sides of the argument, Wendell Phillips and James Garfield both told thier sides.

- This Amendment was proposed to give African Americans rights to vote in"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."

- Passed by Congress February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870.

-A cool way to remember is that 15 is XV in roman numeral, put the X with black civil rights leader Malcolm X, and V as the first letter of Voting.

- No changes have been made

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