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20) Specifically, Section 2 of the VRA uses similar language as the Fifteenth Amendment, making it unlawful to prevent anyone from voting based on his or her race.
now that the Fifteenth Amendment has made him a white man, he cannot
As with the Fifteenth Amendment, the provisions of which it sought finally and effectively to enforce, the practical argument in favor of a federal voting rights act was that in a democracy, civil rights would never be secure unless voting rights were established.
The Fifteenth Amendment achieved its purpose for a time and black voting participation and representation in the South increased rapidly.
of the Fifteenth Amendment 25 (1965); Alexander Keyssar, The Right to
on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude" had been created by the Fifteenth Amendment.
The Fifteenth Amendment provides "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.
5) Scholars cite the text most often in connection with Stanton's criticism of the Fifteenth Amendment and her anger over women's exclusion from Reconstruction-era constitutional revision.
Their effect was to nullify, through violence, the Fifteenth Amendment, by turning black political activity and voting into something that required taking one's life into one's hands.
Some have argued that the Fifteenth Amendment (1870), which guaranteed the voting rights of black men, implicitly repealed the disenfranchisement provisions of the Fourteenth.
Spurred by the lingering controversy, Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment, which duplicated many of the provisions of the Civil Rights Act, and the Fifteenth Amendment, which prohibited denying a citizen the right to vote based on race.
The final blow came on June 30, 2011, when the Parliament passed the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution, thereby scrapping the caretaker government system.