Constitutional Amendment 15

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Equal Rights for White and Colored Citizens.

(The following amendment was proposed to the Legislatures of the several States by the Fortieth Congress on the 27th of February 1869, and was declared to have been ratified in a proclamation by the Secretary of State, dated March 30, 1870. It was not acted on by Tennessee: it was rejected by California, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Oregon: ratified by the remaining 30 States. New York rescinded its ratification January 5, 1870. New Jersey rejected it in 1870 but ratified it in 1871.)

1. The right of the 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.

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

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