* NOTE - The renewal issues for our Voting Rights Act (VRA) and our equal rights in our civil courts, need to be removed from our American Constitution.
* NOTE - Information on the history of the Three-Fifths (3/5) Human Issue.
Remember we all are equal in the eyes of the law and our American Constitution.
Click here for more info regarding the three-fifths human and 15th Amendment
* Voting Rights Act (VRA) - The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
This amendment prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". It was ratified on February 3, 1870, as the third and last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
From 1865 to 1965
discrimination was unchecked. There was a lot of violence at the polls with literacy test, poll tax and other voter qualifications laws had became a common act in many states.
Congress enacted major amendments to the Voting Rights Act which they call the basic provisions of the Fifteenth Amendment.
Click here to read more information regarding Congress re-authorizing the Voting Rights Act for 25 years
- Right to trial by jury
- No double jeopardy
- Don't have to testify against self
- Right to due process
- No private property taken
- Black women got the right to vote
Return to Top of the Page and Menu Selections