What was the real result of the 15th Amendment?

April 11, 2019 Off By idswater

What was the real result of the 15th Amendment?

Passed by Congress February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870, the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote. For more than 50 years, the overwhelming majority of African American citizens were reduced to second-class citizenship under the “Jim Crow” segregation system.

What was the impact of the 15th Amendment?

The Voting Rights Act, adopted in 1965, offered greater protections for suffrage. Though the Fifteenth Amendment had significant limitations, it was an important step in the struggle for voting rights for African Americans and it laid the groundwork for future civil rights activism.

How did some states try to prevent African Americans from?

Since blacks were poorer on average than whites, this affected them more. Literacy tests — laws were passed requiring blacks to prove they could read in order to be able to vote. Many poor blacks were illiterate. Understanding tests — these are like the literacy tests.

What was the fight for African American suffrage?

The fight for African American suffrage raged on for decades. In the 1930s one Georgia man described the situation this way: “Do you know I’ve never voted in my life, never been able to exercise my right as a citizen because of the poll tax? I can’t pay a poll tax, can’t have a voice in my own government.”

What was percentage of black voters in Mississippi in 1965?

That’s compared to 70% of whites right, 6.7% of Blacks were registered in Mississippi in March of 1965 …. After the Voting Rights Act, you see almost parity between Black and white voters in very short order.

What did Martin Luther King jr.do to help African Americans?

In 1963 and 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought hundreds of black people to the courthouse in Selma, Alabama to register. When they were turned away, Dr. King organized and led protests that finally turned the tide of American political opinion. In 1964 the Twenty-fourth Amendment prohibited the use of poll taxes.