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what year did african americans get the right to vote in the united states?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "The 15th Amendment to the Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring 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." Although ratified on February 3, 1870, the promise of the 15th Amendment would not be fully realized for almost a century."

    "In 1865, following the Civil War, African-Americans were given the right to vote and the "3/5ths clause" was rescinded. (14th and 15th Amendment). The clause relevant to your question is the 15th Amendment, article 1: "The right... to vote shall not be denied or abridged... on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." (the "previous condition of servitude" meant that states couldn't deny the right to vote to those who had been slaves)."

    "Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Before the passage of the Act, only 383 African-Americans of voting age, out of approximately 15,000, were registered to vote in Dallas County, Alabama. In the three months following the enactment of the Voting Rights Act, 8000 African-Americans were registered."

    Put simply, in 1865 African Americans received the right to vote.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I didn't know Africans were allowed to vote here,I know that Black Americans can vote~

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When they did they were no longer African Americans they were Americans. I think you make them less American with your hyphenated name

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  • 1 decade ago

    gee...i didn't know any non-americans HAD the right to vote...

    ohhhh...

    you mean those with different SKIN colour...

    trying to be politically correct???...."african" americans???

    what about the "micks"....(aka Irish Americans)....or the SPIKS....the mexican amercians.....or how about the FROGS..the French americans...

    Jesus H..

    give it a rest...

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