The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1870, stipulates: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
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C. Almost 50 years
African American men were given the right to vote in 1870, and women were not given the right to vote until 1920, which makes option C. almost 50 years, the most accurate. In 1870 the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution prevented denying the right to vote based on race, color or previous condition of servitude. In 1920, by the Nineteenth Amendment, women were granted the right to vote.
c 50 years
For almost 50 year sit from the time African American men were given the right to vote until women were given the right to vote.
African men were granted the privileges to vote in 1870 whole women were granted these privileges of voting in 1920. It was almost a gap of 50 years. The Fifteenth Amendment prevented denying the rights of the citizens to vote without discrimination on any basis.
Reconstruction Era was able to put halt to slavery and grant nationality by 1869. After the homicide of Abraham Lincoln, measures were enforced to raise the condition of the Southerners slaves taking measures to enhance the virtues of African Americans as per the 14th Amendment. The act solely ratified the 14th Amendment granting polling rights to blacks. The First World War had macro and micro-economic consequences and these factors increased the engagement of women in the society that resulted in granting the right “Right to Vote” to women’s in 1920.
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It took 50 and 1/2 years.
African American men were granted the right to vote on February 3, 1870 due to the ratification of the 15th amendment. Women were not allowed to vote until August 18, 1920; so it took about 50 and 1/2 years.
Nearly 50 years between African Americans and women being given suffrage rights.
At the conclusion of the Civil War between the Union and Confederate States in 1865, a series of Constitutional Amendments were ratified:13th Amendment: ratified at the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, this Amendment abolished slavery within all states in the Union.14th Amendment: ratified a year after the 13th Amendment in 1866, this Amendment granted citizenship to all people born in the United States of America, including African Americans.15th Amendment: granted suffrage (right to vote) to all African American men in the Union. Ratified February 26, 1870.
As shown in the 15th Amendment, women were still left out out voting rights. This was mainly because the reason Republicans so strongly felt a need to give African Americans freedom was so that they could have more voters for their party. Not because they felt that there should be equality for all U.S citizens, at least for the most part. Thus women, who were thought of as inferior and/or weaker than men, were not given the right to vote until the Progressive Era.19th Amendment: ratified by congress in 1919, this Amendment gave women the right to vote. Women had the opportunity in the far west to vote for city and state governors, but the election of 1920 was the first Presidential election that women could participate in.
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