The 15th amendment
The 15th amendment was passed in 1870. It granted African American men the right to vote. The amendment also said that the states can’t deny any person the right to vote because of race. 15th amendment was needed because the states wouldn’t let people with a different race vote. But it was until a decade later after the amendment was passed that they could finally vote. Before that they had to take literary tests, to be able to vote. It’s connected to the 19th and 26th amendment. It changed the U.S. because it allowed anyone to vote no matter their skin color.
The 19th amendment
The 19th amendment was passed in 1919. This amendment was about granting all American women the right to vote. This amendment was needed because most states disenfranchised women. It is connected to the 15th and 26th amendments. The 19th amendment changed the U.S. because it is a right that people can vote and women became better educated and more respected.
The 26th amendment
The 26th amendment was passed in 1971. This amendment is about lowering the voting age to 18 years. Now people at the age of 18 can vote. This amendment was needed because older college kids wanted their voice to be heard ,because they couldn’t vote. This amendment is connected to the 15th and 19th amendments. This changed the U.S. because now younger people can vote and have their voice be heard.