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Fifteenth Amendment Video — History.com

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The 15th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteed that the right to vote could not be denied based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
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This video is from history.com so it gives you an extremely good understanding of the amendment. This video shows pictures, videos, etc., about the events that has happened from this amendment. After this amendment has passed, people from the South voted African Americans in office. You can see that there is reconstruction here. But it's not all perfect, there is still conflict about this. There's conflict between the Northern states and the Southern states.

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15th Amendment News and Video - FOX News Topics - FOXNews.com

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Watch breaking news videos and read news updates about 15th Amendment on FOXNews.com.
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This article is about whether or not if Congress will extend the Voting Act. The Voting Act is from the 15th Amendment. The Judiciary Committee is the main point to extend the Act for 25 years. The people aren't worried more about Congress, mostly the Juiciary Committee. Some of the section of the law will expire in 2007. They want to extend 25 years just to know they still have their rights.

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Does The 15th Amendment Guarantee Ex-Felons The Right To Vote?

Does The 15th Amendment Guarantee Ex-Felons The Right To Vote? | Brianna Nee Amendment 15 | Scoop.it
According to the ACLU http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/voter-disfranchisement some 5 MILLION ex-felons are prohibited by states from voting. And it should come as no surprise that the GOP is leading the charge to for felony disenfranchisement.
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This article is about how ex-felons can't vote, by the states. The argument is if the 15th Amendment give these ex-felons the right. This amendment was to protect the rights of slaves to vote, not ex-felons. It also explains that servitude also include these ex-felons. In the 15th Amendment it says the vote can't be denied because of servitude. 

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usnews.com: The People's Vote: 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights (1870)

usnews.com: The People's Vote: 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights (1870) | Brianna Nee Amendment 15 | Scoop.it
The People's Vote: 100 Documents that Shaped America
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This article is about one of the hundred documents that shaped America. This Amendment was apart of shaping America. If it wasn't  for this amendment, and much more, America wouldn't be like how it is. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment let African Americans to vote, be free and get citizenship. If it wasn't for these three amendments, America would be completely different. African Americans wouldn't be free, it would be like what it was in the 1800's and further. This article also explains the amendment and the process it went through to be approved. It shows a picture of the amendment on this website.

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15th Amendment: Summary, Significance & Facts | Education Portal

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Voting is a right and a privilege all American citizens over 18 enjoy today, but that has not always been the case. Voting was slowly extended to...
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I picked this website because it sums up the amendment. It includes the significance and facts about it. It also has pictures of events or documents from the past. Therefore, it's a visual to look at. African Americans had a resistance to voting. The reason to that was the KKK, they would threathen the African Americans so that they wouldnt vote. The KKK obviously didnt want this amendment. The importance in this amendment was that African Americans could hold office, be citizens, to vote, etc. 

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15th Amendment Summary

The 15th amendment was ratified on 1870. Republicans wanted the 15th Amendment passed to obtain the vote of the freed slaves. The 15th Amendment ensure the r...
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This video explains you the amendment. Instead of reading articles and websites you can hear it from this video. It's detailed and simple, so it's easy to understand. It talks slow for you to get it. The 15th Amendment ensure that males can vote, no matter what they look like. Republicans wanted this amendment to be passed. 

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COMMUNITY COMMENT: 15th Amendment issues still resonate

Editor’s note: The theme of this year’s national Law Day celebration is “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.” The following is the second of two articles written by the Editorial Board of the Evansville Bar Association.
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This article is about how this Association, for Law Day, wants to do a theme to Martin Luther King Jr. There have been offered two articles on this topic. The first is the struggle in the country for equality and the second article is about the connection with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This act was to enforce the 15th Amendment. The Act can be as an attempt to fulfill the promise of “equal” voting rights made  but not expressly guaranteed by the 15th Amendment.

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The 15th Amendment Trumps the 10th Amendment on Voting Rights

The 15th Amendment Trumps the 10th Amendment on Voting Rights | Brianna Nee Amendment 15 | Scoop.it
Chief Justice Roberts's other argument, that the states are entitled to "equal sovereignty," may be a nice idea, but it is not found anywhere in the Constitution.
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This article is about a controversy over whether the omission of the words "expressly granted" meant that that Congress has great latitude employing the "necesary and proper" clause to create Medicare, etc. Or that Congress to be limited only to the enumerated powers, as if the "necessary and proper clause" did not exist. They also think that the founders might of made a mistake. Also if "expressly" was actually written in the 10th Amendment. This has to do with the 15th Amendment because it amended the 10th Amendment. In the artcle, the argument is backed up by evidence in the Artcles of the Constitution and the Amendments. 

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15th Amendment to the Constitution – U.S. Amendment XV Summary

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United States Constitution The U.S. Constitution Preamble Articles of the Constitution I ‣
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I picked this website because it explains in a simplier text about the amendment. This website lets you understand this Amendment much easier. It also really explains the process of this Amendment. In this website it also has the basis of the Amendment. On this website, you will get a very good understanding of it. The 15th Amendment was the third in the Reconstruction Amendments. Which was adopted after the Civil War. This Amendment basically means that the government within the U.S., can't deny a citizen a right to vote, based on race, color, etc. 

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

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OurDocuments.gov. Featuring 100 milestone documents of American history from the National Archives. Includes images of original primary source documents, lesson plans, teacher and student competitions, and educational resources.
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I picked this website because it explained the amendment in detail. It gives you an understanding of the amendment as well. It also talks about what African Americans did to get their rights and what happened when they did. There was manyg issues that went on for the African Americans. They've have political power losses. For more than 50 years, the African American citizens reduced to second class citizen ship, by the "Jim Crow" segregation system. They were still separated from everyone else. 

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