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15th Amendment | LII / Legal Information Institute

Amendment XVSection 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...
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In the United States, all citizens get to vote. No matter if they are black, white, hisopanic, asian, indian, etc as long as they are a citizen. They have the right to choose and elet who they feel should take office in January. The voting rights act that was passed in 1965. This was a law that protects minorities from discriminatory voting practices. Going against the law could result in investigations, or arrests.

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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? | Cole Fluta - Fifteenth Amendment | 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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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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The  voting rights act of 1965, almost one hundred years later than when the 15th Amendment was ratified. The voting rights act was established to enforce the 15th Amendment to the Constitution. Not all states follow section five. Some states are excluded from section 5 like the deep south, which feels that they are paying for punishment from the past. Not all states feel that they should justify the laws to change their act. They are challenging this with the supreme court, therefore the equality may not be in all states.

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Justice Scalia's Latest 'Racial Entitlement' Remark

Justice Scalia's Latest 'Racial Entitlement' Remark | Cole Fluta - Fifteenth Amendment | Scoop.it
Now comes word that on Monday night, Scalia told a group of students that the provision is an "embedded" form of "racial preferment." Even aside from improperly commenting on a pending case, Scalia is wrong.
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Incase that Justice Scalia did not know that the 15th Amendment states that 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. Justice Scalia claims that it is unfair to protect blacks to their right to vote, but the federal government does not take a similar interest in protecting the voting rights of whites. Amendment 15 does not protect just blacks, it protects all individuals to their right to vote no matter what their color, race, or precious condition of servitude was. Technically, whites are still protected from this amendment.

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

Our Documents - 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights (1870) | Cole Fluta - Fifteenth Amendment | Scoop.it
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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The 15th Amendment was passed by Congress on February 26, 1869. Then it was ratified almost a year later on February 3, 1870. Without the help of the 13th Amendment, which states "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." This eliminates slavery and makes all African Americans free. In addition to the 13th Amendment helping, so does the 14th Amendment. The 14th grants citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States." This included former slaves who had just been freed after the Civil War. Without these three Amendments, African Americans would not have the freedom that they do today.

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Very first African-American to vote under the 15th Amendment... - RareNewspapers.com

Very first African-American to vote under the 15th Amendment... - RareNewspapers.com | Cole Fluta - Fifteenth Amendment | Scoop.it
Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers offers the largest inventory of original historic newspapers for sale, all guaranteed authentic and all at great prices.
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On April 5th, 1870 this newspaper article was published. The New York Times published this about the first African American to vote. This vote was for a charter election. This was done on March 31, 1870. His name was Thomas Munday Peterson. Thomas was from Perth Amboy, New Jersey. This report would likely not be found outside the metro New York area.

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140 years after the 15th Amendment, more progress must be made on voting rights | The Progressive

140 years after the 15th Amendment, more progress must be made on voting rights | The Progressive | Cole Fluta - Fifteenth Amendment | Scoop.it
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This article states that certain members of congress would want us to go back to the time of the Jim Crowe state. This is where blacks were deied the right to vote. This depended on literacy, imprisment, etc. This would bring us back in time 150 years to the time where blacks had no right to vote and were prohibited. They are fighting to keep us an equal country and keep us moving on to the future instead of staying in the past.

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Voting is a Right Not a "Racial Entitlement"

Summary: Under the 15th Amendment to the Constitution No U.S. Citizen Will Be Stopped from Voting Because of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude...
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From the last article I posted, Justice Scalia believs that voting is a "racial entitlement." Voting is not an entitlement, it is a right. It is everyone's right regardless of race or color. It has been since it was ratified on February 3, 1870. In the 15th Amendment, the government passed for all citizens of the United States to have the right to vote, it is not a priviledge, such as medicare or food stamps.

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15th Amendment Video

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Without the 15th amendment, the world could be in a huge disaster. For examle there could be two candidates running against each other to become president. Whites could vote to elect the candidate that has the wrong views, while the other candidate has the right views. Colored people could think that the president that the whites elected is not the right choice. Without the 15th Amendment colored people do not get any say in voting at all, even though they live in the United States.

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15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)

15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) | Cole Fluta - Fifteenth Amendment | Scoop.it
15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Services and Programs, Digital Reference Section, Library of Congress)
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Passed on The 15th Amendment declares 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. This granted African Americans the right to vote. Allowing them to express their opinion on their nation that they live in and are no different from anyody else.

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