The Role Of Voting In African-American Society

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Over the course of many years, many groups of people have had to fight to win the freedom of voting. Starting with the 14th Amendment ratified on July 9th, 1868, gave citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States' which included former slaves, this Amendment was a step towards giving the "free slaves" more freedoms. On February 3rd, 1870, the 15th Amendment is ratified into the Constitution, this Amendment gave African-American men the right to vote. After fighting for many years for citizenship, finally winning and then being given the right to vote was a major win in the African-American society. Almost 50 years later on June 9th, 1919 Women won the right to vote. After many debates, walk-outs, and fighting women won

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