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Amendment XV, United States Constitution

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Amendment XV of the United States Constitution was passed by Congress on February 26, 1869. It was ratified February 3, 1870.

Note: The following text is a transcription of the amendment in its original form. Sections that are linked have since been amended or superseded.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

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--

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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