15th Amendment

Right to Vote Not Denied by Race

Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified February 3, 1870

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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 the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


The Constitution