A joint resolution proposing the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, 1869.

This is the proposed resolution to the United States Congress from February 26, 1869. It resolves that the Constitution of the United States be amended to allow citizens to vote, regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” It was ratified on February 3, 1870. Because the Fourteenth Amendment limited suffrage to male citizens over twenty-one years of age, women were excluded.