In America there has been many restrictions on who were allowed to vote. Voting was not equal to all human kind. It prevented the poor, women, race, and minorities from voting. In many states, citizens were not able to vote do to the fact that they didnt own land or pay a certain amount of the annually taxes. Only white males over the age of 21 were able to vote. The right to vote started to develop in the early 1990s. In 1870 the 15th Amendment was ratified, it gave the right to vote to the blacks. It wasnt forced until Martin Luther King Jr. and African citizens demanded their voting rights in the civil right movement. As a result The African citizens achieved the1965 Voting Rights Act. In 1920 the 19th amendment gave the women the right
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