What do Amendments 11/27 mean?
Amendments 11 through 27 cover a range of rights as well as limitations: Amendment 15 states that the right to vote shall not be denied on account of race. Amendment 16 gives Congress the power to collect income taxes. Amendment 17 establishes the election of Senators by popular vote.
What did it take to get the 15th Amendment passed?
The third version stated plainly and directly that all male citizens who were 21 or older had the right to vote. Determined to pass the amendment, Congress ultimately accepted the first and most moderate of the versions as the one presented for a vote.
When did Black get to vote?
Following Emancipation, blacks were theoretically equal before the law, including theoretical suffrage for black women from 1920. However, in reality, most black men and women were effectively barred from voting from around 1870 until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
What is protected by the First Amendment?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Which of the following is not protected by the First Amendment quizlet?
What types of speech are NOT protected by the 1st Amendment? obscenity, defamation, libel, slander, fighting words, and inciting violence. any form of expression that is so offensive and disgusting that it has no artistic value.
Which of the following types of speech are not protected by the First Amendment?
“Not all speech is protected. The Supreme Court has called the few exceptions to the 1st Amendment “well-defined and narrowly limited.” They include obscenity, defamation, fraud, incitement, true threats and speech integral to already criminal conduct.
Who sponsored the 15th Amendment?
Ulysses S. Grant
What was the vote count for the 15th Amendment?
The House of Representatives passed the amendment, with 143 Republicans and one Conservative Republican voting “Yea” and 39 Democrats, three Republicans, one Independent Republican and one Conservative voting “No”; 26 Republicans, eight Democrats, and one Independent Republican did not vote.