Finally, on march 30, 1870, the fifteenth amendment became part of the constitution to many, it felt like the last step of reconstruction but just as some had predicted, southerners found ways. Civil war amendments: the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the united states constitution the civil war amendments the 13th (1865), 14th (1868), and 15th amendments (1870) were the first amendments made to the us constitution in 60 years. Vocabulary amendment 13 — amendment thirteen of the united states constitution banned slavery black codes — the black codes were laws passed on the state and local level in the united states to limit the civil rights and civil liberties of african americans. The rotunda for the charters of freedom located on the upper level of the national archives museum, is the permanent home of the original declaration of independence, constitution of the united states, and bill of rights.
Sixteenth amendment to the united states constitution the sixteenth amendment in the national archives the sixteenth amendment ( amendment xvi ) to the united states constitution allows the congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the united states census. This amendment gives citizenship to former slaves and proclaims that all citizens of the united states have equal treatment under the law it also revokes the three-fifths compromise part of article 1. Historical analysis of the meaning of the 14th amendment's first section by pa madison last updated on august 2, 2010 note: the work herein is still in development stages.
Constitution of the united states of america: analysis and interpretation includes analysis of supreme court cases decided through august 26, 2017 articles, amendments, the index and tables from the constitution annotated are provided here as separate pdf files. The fifteenth amendment important cases this was the last of the reconstruction amendments, those amendments passed in the wake of the civil war. The constitution of the united states the authoritative reference with expert, clause-by-clause analysis full text of the constitution.
Added to the constitution in 1870, the fifteenth amendment was the final of the three constitutional amendments enacted during reconstruction in the aftermath of the civil war while the thirteenth amendment prohibited slavery, and the fourteenth amendment barred states from denying equal protection of the laws, the fifteenth amendment. Fifteenth amendment to the united states constitution wikipedia the 15th amendment protects the rights of americans to vote in elections elect their leaders shmoop us constitution 15th amendment. The twelfth amendment (amendment xii) to the united states constitution provides the procedure for electing the president and vice presidentit replaced the procedure provided in article ii, section 1, clause 3, by which the electoral college originally functioned.
Articles in addition to, and amendment of the constitution of the united states of america, proposed by congress, and ratified by the legislatures of the several states, pursuant to the fifth article of the original constitution. The purpose of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the united states constitution was to establish political equality for all americans these amendments are collectively known as the reconstruction amendments. Legal history analysis choose one of the topics below look up each case on google and read about it in the chart indicate the name of the case in the first column. The 15th amendment - in addition to the 13th and 14th amendments - is categorized as one of the 3 constitutional amendments regarded as 'reconstruction amendments' these amendments took place within 5 years following the civil war - they may also be referred to as 'civil war amendments. The last of the reconstruction amendments, the fifteenth amendment (proposed february 26, 1869 adopted february 3, 1870) gave all male citizens of the united states, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude the right to vote.
Amendments to the constitution a bill of rights was demanded by many states in return for their ratification of the constitution, which they felt needed to outline individual liberties as well as government structure. Amendments to the constitution of the united states of america articles in addition to, and amendment of, the constitution of the united states of america, proposed by congress, and ratified by the several states, pursuant to the fifth article of the original constitution fn1. The 15th amendment to the constitution of united states is one of the exceptional amendments that have impacted the political and social environment of the us it is a substantial amendment that forbids the federal and state government from refuting citizens their right to vote based on factors such as color, enslavement and race. Effectiveness of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the constitution of the united states of america - in this essay i will be writing about the effectiveness of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the constitution of the united states of america and considering whether they achieved the purpose of making life better for african americans.
Thirty-three amendments to the united states constitution have been proposed by the united states congress and sent to the states for ratification since the constitution was put into operation on march 4, 1789 twenty-seven of these, having been ratified by the requisite number of states, are part of the constitution. Records pertaining to the ratification of the fifteenth amendment are available on national archives microfilm publication m1518, ratified amendments xi-xxvii to the united states constitution, roll 4.
The fifteenth amendment of the united states constitution was passed by congress on february 26, 1869 it was ratified february 3, 1870 it was ratified february 3, 1870 note: the following text is a transcription of the amendment in its original form. The united states constitution is one of the most important documents in history in this lesson, we will summarize its components, including the preamble, articles, and its first ten amendments. The 15th amendment, granting african-american men the right to vote, was adopted into the us constitution in 1870 despite the amendment, by the late 1870s discriminatory practices were used to.