Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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    Grant quickly learned that farming was hard work that did not pay well and he was struggling to take care of his family. To supplement his income, Grant cut firewood and took it to St. Louis where he sold it on the street. It was a very difficult time for Grant as he struggled to get by. Grant was often seen by his military friends in St Louis and was observed pawning his pocket watch to buy Christmas presents for his children. Grant soon realized that farming was not providing him enough money to provide for his family so he went to look for work in the city. When Grant left the farm he gave the slave his freedom even though he was completely broke and could have sold the slave for around $1500 dollars. Even in his dire financial state, Grant wanted to give the man his freedom and showed that he was true committed to everyone being equal. In 1860, Lincoln was elected president and the civil unrest was gaining momentum. In 1861, Fort Sumter was surrendered by the Union to a group of rebels. Lincoln called for Seventy-five thousand volunteers to put down the rebellion. Grant’s town of Galena responded and called a meeting to put together a group to send a volunteer company to fight. The town looked to Grant for his leadership knowing that he was a WestPoint graduate and Mexican War veteran to lead the community’s response. Grant agreed to drill the men, but refused to be their commander or wear a uniform. Grant marched showed his solidarity with the men when he…

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    Voting Process

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    The Constitution is particularly vague on the issue of voting. Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution left the establishment of voting practice procedures and who is eligible to vote up to the individual states. A provision was made for Congress to alter the voting process if necessary (Justia, 2015). As an unintended result, suffrage was initially limited to white, male property holders. The Fifteenth Amendment addresses the rights of citizens to vote in two sections. The first section…

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    changes in the constitution that came about through the civil war as the three amendments passed around the rifts in the nation, the thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth amendment. These amendments brought massive change through the introduction of Abolition of slavery, addition of equal protection under the law, and voting equality thus removing race discrimination while putting in some restrictions such as poll taxes and literacy tests. The abolition of slavery in the United States and any…

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    color was a few shades darker than their own. The United States Constitution declared all men were created equal, but in the 1950’s blacks and whites still did not receive equal opportunities. For this reason blacks and whites led separate lives and had unequal, separate public facilities. It was sad because white Americans seemed unwilling to give up their way of life to allow black Americans the same privileges. Segregation became the byproduct of slavery for African Americans. Many states did…

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    The Fifteenth Amendment guarantees that 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."(Library of Congress). This means, in theory, that any US citizen should be able to vote no matter what their background. But the limits of this amendment are very apparent. This amendment does not guarantee rights of black women, they were not able to vote until 1920,…

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    In the United Staes, everyone can express his or her opinion or beliefs. The United States is a unique country in terms of the Freedom of Speech. Nobody would have right to sue you or put you in the jail because of something abusive that you say. In under certain circumstances, freedom of speech can be limited. For instance, if you cause fear to people around you, or if you tell someone that you want to kill him or kill her. There are several reasons why The Government of the United States has…

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    The thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution changed our nation in a radical way. During the previous years, a path was carved to make way for a movement that would abolish slavery and change the United States’ culture. This amendment is a crucial and intriguing part of the Constitution, in fact- its original purpose was not to abolish slavery. The thirteenth amendment that was first passed in February of 1861 was to ensure that slavery would remain legal in the states. So, why…

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    I chose the 15th amendment, section 1, because I feel it was such a heartfelt issue for African Americans because of their skin color and acknowledgement to being subjected a slave. I wanted to know more about how did my race come about reaching their goal of being able to finally vote. It’s also important to know about history in general, like how things happened, came about, for us to be living the way we do now and how things have changed over time. If it wasn’t for this specific amendment…

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    of African Americans. Congress established the Freedmen 's Bureau to help former slaves and enacted some legal protections for African Americans. In 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing citizenship and legal equality to all people born in the United States, including former slaves, and in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified, granting black men the right to vote. Many white southerners opposed efforts to aid and protect emancipated slaves and…

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    normal. Or does it? 48 out of 50 states in America do not allow prisoners to vote and 11 out of 50 take away their voting rights completely. (felonvoting.procon.org) Everybody makes mistakes and people do change. America is supposedly the land of the free, but our government is definitely doing some unjust things like not allowing prisoners to vote. As a matter of fact, there are an estimated 2.4 million prisoners behind bars in the United States alone. (economist.com) These are all for various…

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