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Fifteenth Amendment 

  • Amdt15.1  Fifteenth Amendment: Historical Background
  • Section 1

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude–

    • Amdt15.S1.1 Right to Vote Free From Racial Discrimination
      • Amdt15.S1.1.1 Right to Vote Clause
  • Section 2

    The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

    • Amdt15.S2.1 Enforcing the Fifteenth Amendment
      • Amdt15.S2.1.1 Enforcement Clause