On February, 3, 1870, the 15th Amendment was passed, giving African-Americans the right to vote. Although the 15th Amendment did not address any of these stipulations, many states, North and South, required payment of poll taxes, property ownership, or literacy as a condition of voting.
What exactly does the 15th Amendmant state?
- 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 power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
All I can think about is... YES WE CAN!