Voting Rights In Texas Research Paper

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Preston Abbe The Voting Rights Act and Texas Voter ID GOVT 2306-90 Voting rights in Texas has not always been accepted for all, but since Texas became a state of the United States of America in December of 1845, civil rights have evolved to become more universal for every citizen regardless of race or gender. Up until 1870, when the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified, slaves and “freedmen” were not allowed the privilege to cast a ballot. And not until the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920 were women allowed the right to vote. But even after the Fifteenth Amendment said “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude” the states began to change their constitutions and…show more content…
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