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Human Rights Day 2020

Voting in the U.S.A

Our Past: Who Fought to Vote? 

     ....Detroit MI 1913 RPPC Gratiot Avenue Modern Womens Suffrage Movement Parade Equal Rights for Women or Women's Rights Movement Photographer Unknown Photo Tagged 34 Used but Unsent AZo Stamp Box2....Marchers holding signs demanding the right to vote at the March on Washington

 

1870: The 15th Amendment to the Constitution grants all men the right to vote, including former slaves. 

Voter discrimination remains / Women and Native Americans still do not have the right to vote. 

1920: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution grants white women the right to vote. 

1924: The Indian Citizenship Act grants citizenship and the right to vote to Native Americans.

1964: The Federal Civil Rights Act grants all citizens, regardless of race and education, the right to vote. 

1971: The 26th Amendment to the Constitution lowers the voting age to 18. 

1975: The renewed Voting Rights Act eliminates pre-voting tests and requires translated voting forms.

1984: The Federal Voting Accessibility for the Elderly & Handicapped Act requires polling locations to be accessible to voters with disabilities.       

Read more about America's History of Voting and Present Voting Laws! Or watch the video below! 

Nicki Beaman Griffin. (2013, November 5). The fight for the right to vote in the United States - Ted-Ed. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/P9VdyPbbzlI 

 

Explore the library articles below to better understand our Voting History: 

Image References:

TradingCardsNPS (Creator). Receiving the Right to Vote [Image: licensed under CC BY 2.0]. Retrieved from https://ccsearch-dev.creativecommons.org/photos/66cca67d-d36d-4dcb-a6b1-0f93d3cc83d0

UpNorth Memories - Donald (Don) Harrison (Creator). Detroit MI 1913 RPPC Gratiot Avenue Modern Womens Suffrage Movement Parade Equal Rights for Women or Women's Rights Movement [Photograph: licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]. Retrieved from https://search.creativecommons.org/photos/ce32ebd8-5634-4893-814b-b2445056e3c3 

Unseen Histories (Creator). Marchers with signs at the March on Washington, 1963 [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://unsplash.com/photos/9RbdjQ3nCEk