Fifteenth Amendment

The Fifteenth Amendment may refer to the:

  • Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race
  • Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, which allowed divorce to be legalised
  • Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution of South Africa

Other articles related to "amendment, fifteenth amendment, fifteenth amendments":

Women's Suffrage In The United States - Civil War
... Their object was to secure an amendment to the Constitution in favor of women's suffrage, and they opposed passage of the Fifteenth Amendment ("The ... AWSA supported the proposed Fifteenth Amendment as written, and resolved to gain the incremental victory of black men's voting rights before moving forward to achieve women's voting rights ... After the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, AWSA continued working at the state level to secure women's voting rights ...
Fifteenth Amendment Of The Constitution Of Ireland
... The Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland repealed the constitutional prohibition of divorce ... It was effected by the Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution Act, 1995, which was approved by referendum on 24 November 1995 and signed into law on 17 June 1996 ...
Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Ideological Divergence With Abolitionists and The Women's Rights Movement
... against ratification of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the US Constitution, which granted African American men the right to vote ... Believing that African American men, by virtue of the Thirteenth Amendment, already had the legal protections, except for suffrage, offered to white male citizens ... that followed in the wake of the passage of the fifteenth amendment ...
American Woman Suffrage Association
... Equal Rights Association over the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ... Its founders, who supported the Fifteenth Amendment, included Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell ... They believed that the Fifteenth Amendment would be in danger of failing to pass in Congress if it included the vote for women ...

Famous quotes related to fifteenth amendment:

    I too mean to be out of politics. The ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment gives me the boon of equality before the law, terminates my enlistment, and discharges me cured.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    It could be clearly proved that by a practical nullification [by the South] of the Fifteenth Amendment the Republicans have for several years been deprived of a majority in both the House and Senate. The failure of the South to faithfully observe the Fifteenth Amendment is the cause of the failure of all efforts towards complete pacification. It is on this hook that the bloody shirt now hangs.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)