Amendment XV

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.

Section 2.

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

Passed February 26, 1869. Ratified February 2, 1870.


See Background of the Fifteenth Amendment .

See Table of Amendments. See also Constitutional textor a Constitutional narrative.

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