All Races to Vote!
The Miller News - March 1870 - Paul Miller
Above: In this picture, you can see an African-American man voting.
Amendment 15 was passed! Here's what is says:
- No citizens can be denied the right to vote based on race or skin color.
- Also, African-Americans cannot be denied the right to vote because they were once slaves.
- Congress can and will enforce this Amendment 15 by passing new laws to compliment it.
- African-Americans are especially affected by Amendment 15 because now they can vote. Voting rights are an important thing, and now African-Americans can help elect our nation's leaders.
Waud, A.R. The First Vote. 1867. The Library of Congress. Congress.gov. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. <http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/15thamendment.html>.