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  • Collection: Landmark Moments

This item consists of the resolution proposing the Fifteenth Amendment, which was ratified February 3, 1870, and grants citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

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This document records the July 2, 1776, vote in which the Continental Congress agreed to independence. The words of the resolution, originally proposed by Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee, are echoed in the Declaration of Independence.

This cartoon shows politicians, including New York gubernatorial candidate Theodore Roosevelt, cozying up to the "working man," as the 1898 congressional and state elections entered the final week. Berryman points out the attention lavished on theā€¦

This item consists of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, which was ratified July 1, 1971, and extends the right to vote to citizens eighteen years of age and older.
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