'Enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment' remarks   Save
'Enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment' remarks
Description: Pamphlet containing remarks made in the House of Representatives by representatives John Armor Bingham (1815-1900) and Noah Davis (1818-1902) concerning the enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment, May 1870. Bingham and Davis were Republican congressman from Ohio and New York, respectively. The Fifteenth Amendment guaranteed African American men the right to vote under the Constitution, and stated "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." It was ratified in 1870. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04236
Subjects: Abolitionists; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Constitutional amendments; Constitutional history--United States
Places: Washington D.C.