15th amendment

15th amendment

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  • Have you heard the good news, Thomas??
  • Thomas Mundy Peterson (1st African American man to vote)
  • Thomas Mundy Peterson
  • No. What happened?
  • As of today (February 26, 1869) Congress has passed for all African American men to have the right to vote!
  • Really?? thats great!!
  • I know! it will be ratified on February 3rd, 1870.
  • I'm so glad the Republicans wanted the 15th amendment
  • Dont forget about the House of Represenatives and the Senate! They helped pass the amendment by taking a majority vote!
  • All men can vote here!
  • So why did they come up with this amendment anyways?
  • The Congress wanted a series of laws to secure civil and political rights for the African Americans
  • wow! Things are finally starting to look up for us African Americans!
  • Thanks for voting!
  • we are changing history!
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