Constitution Day

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The Constitution and The Right to Vote The American Constitution A Virtual Exhibit

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The Preamble We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare , and secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Picture from the National Archives http://www.archives.gov

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Formation of the Constitution Delegates from the states met in Philadelphia to write a document that would define us as a nation. They met from May 1787 to August 1787. The Constitution, also known as the Great Compromise, was finished on September 12, 1787 and was ratified by the states on June 21, 1788. Picture from Independence National Historic Park http://www.nps.gov.inde

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The Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights are the first ten Amendments of the Constitution. Delegates felt that these were needed to ensure the freedoms of the citizens of the United States of America. Perhaps the most debated right is the first which guarantees freedom of worship, free speech, free press, the right to peaceably assemble, and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.

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Amendments to the Constitution There are 17 additional Amendments to the Constitution. The most well known are the 13 th Amendment that abolished slavery and the 14 th that said citizenship cannot be denied on the basis of race and color. The 15 th and 19 th guaranteed the right to vote. Prohibition was repealed in the 21 st which gave states the right to regulate intoxicating liquor.

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The 15 th and 19 th Amendments 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. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States on account of sex. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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The Fifteenth Amendment The Fifteenth Amendment was approved by Congress on February 26, 1869 and was ratified by the states on March 30, 1870. However, this Amendment only gave the right to vote to African American males . African American women were not given the right to vote until the passage of the 19 th Amendment. Frederick Douglass , a leader in the fight for African American suffrage, led a delegation to meet with President Andrew Johnson for the right of African American suffrage. Picture from the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/frdo

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The 19 th Amendment Susan B. Anthony was a leader in the fight for women’s rights and suffrage. In 1869 she helped to form the National Woman Suffrage Association which focused on a federal amendment for the right to vote. In 1872 she was jailed and fined for voting in the Presidential election. The 19 th Amendment was ratified by the states on August 26, 1920. Picture from Women’s Rights National Historic Park http://www.nps.gov/wori

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Native Americans Native Americans were given the right to vote in 1924.

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To find out more Ask our librarians http://www.harford.edu/library Frederick Douglass National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/frdo Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov National Archives http://www.archives.gov Women’s Rights Historical Park http://www.nps.gov/wori

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Ben’s Guide http://bensguide.gpo.gov Cane River Creole http://www.nps.gov/cari Frederick Douglass National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/frdo The National Archives http://www.archives.gov Women’s Rights National Historic Park http://www.nps.gov/wori Information for this Presentation came from

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