The United States added four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Government leaders added the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870. It says that a male citizen of any race can vote. The Nineteenth Amendment says that any citizen, including women, can vote. Government leaders added the Twenty-fourth Amendment to the Constitution in 1964. It made poll taxes illegal. Poll taxes were taxes that citizens had to pay to vote. Poll taxes were used to stop some people, especially African Americans, from voting. The Twenty-sixth Amendment was added in 1971. It says that all citizens who are 18 years old and older can vote. There are four amendments to the constitution about who can vote. The Fifteenth Amendment says a male citizen of any race can vote. The Nineteenth Amendment says both women and men can vote. The Twenty-fourth Amendment says no one has to pay to vote. And the Twenty-sixth Amendment says citizens 18 and older can vote.
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