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The House Joint Resolution proposing the 15th amendment to the Constitution (National Archives)

United States. Congress1870-02-26

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Passed by Congress February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870, the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote.

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  • Title: The House Joint Resolution proposing the 15th amendment to the Constitution (National Archives)
  • Creator: United States. Congress
  • Date: 1870-02-26
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Transcript: Section I. 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—

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