AP U.S. History Exam 1.25. What change to the Constitution was celebrated in the creation of the image?
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of the image? Right here.
And here are your potential answers.
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All right. Well, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments,
sometimes known as the Reconstruction Amendments,
were added to the Constitution at the end of the Civil War.
But this image? Well, it's asking about lucky number 15,
so let's see what constituted that particular Amendment.
Was the change to the Constitution celebrated in this image
A - granting citizenship to all former slaves?
Nope. That was the 14th Amendment. So it's not A.
Was the 15th Amendment responsible for B -
giving all women freedom to vote? Nuh-uh.
That was the 19th Amendment, which wasn't ratified
until 1920. So scratch B off the list.
Is the celebration in the image for C -
banning slavery and the slave trade?
Wrong again. The 13th Amendment, not the 15th,
was responsible for banning slavery.
The 15th Amendment D -
allowed citizens to vote regardless of race.
The 15th Amendment granted all citizens - well, all male citizens -
the right to vote. So D is the correct answer.
Even with this Constitutional change,
African Americans still faced a tough road to the ballot box,
especially with the enactment of poll taxes
and literacy tests. Unfortunately, the racist
pen was still mightier than the Constitutional sword.
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