Race and Reckoning in Forsyth County

1912-2020

Resolution Ratifying the Fifteenth Amendment

Creator:
Date:
1870-02-02
URL at Partner site:
http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/compoundobject/collection/adhoc/id/3102
DLG URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/gaarchives_adhoc_3102
Subject:
Constitutional amendments--Ratification, United States. Constitution. 15th Amendment, African Americans--Suffrage--Georgia, and Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia
Spatial coverage:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
documents
Description:
"A Resolution Ratifying the fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States." House Resolution No. 2 was read and adopted by both the House and Senate of the Georgia General Assembly on February 2, 1870. The Fifteenth Amendment guaranteed citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment was required for Georgia to be readmitted to the Union after Federal troops reoccupied the state on December 22, 1869. The Fifteenth Amendment was ratified and became a part of the United States Constitution on February 3, 1870.
Attribution:
Courtesy of the Georgia Archives, Enrolled Acts and Resolutions, House and Senate, Legislature, RG 37-1-15.
Holding Institution:
Georgia Archives
Collection:
Enrolled Acts and Resolutions, House and Senate, Legislature, RG 37-1-15
Rights:
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
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