Constitution of the United States - 15th Amendment


Main Document: Constitution of the United States
Date: February 3, 1870
Topics: Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The 15th Amendment prohibits the federal and state governments from denying the vote based on race.

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Section 1. The 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.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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