I’m working my way through the US Constitution’s amendments. The first 10 enumerate natural rights that are unalienable. In other words, the listing there does not grant the rights. 373 more words
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Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African American to vote in the United States after the passage of the 15th amendment which prohibited the government from denying a citizen the right to vote based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” 465 more words
On this day in 1870 the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
In the final years of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era that followed, Congress repeatedly debated the rights of the millions of black former slaves. 220 more words