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15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights (1870)

Passed by Congress in 1869 and ratified in 1870, the 15th Amendment granted African American men the right to vote.

Source: OurDocuments.gov, a cooperative effort of National History Day, The National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=44



 


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