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        15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights (1870) and Resource Materials

        This document includes an image of the 1870 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Passed by Congress on February 26, 1869, and ratified on February 3, 1870, the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote. Resource materials include a background essay on the 15th amendment and voting rights for African Americans, document citation information, and a transcript of the 15th amendment.

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