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Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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The Fifteenth Amendment

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U.S. History | 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

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Sound Smart: The 15th Amendment | History

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February 3, 1870: The 15th amendment ratified

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The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". It was ratified on February 3, 1870, as the third and last of the Reconstruction Amendments.