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15th Amendment

Text of 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Joint Resolution No. 2

State of New Jersey

 
Joint Resolution ratifying the amendment to the constitution
of the United States, known as the Fifteenth Amendment.

1. Be it resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. That the legislature of this State do hereby ratify the amendment to the constitution of the United States, proposed at the third session of the fortieth congress by resolution of the Senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, to the Several State legislatures; Said amendment [pg. 1]



being in the following words to wit:
Article XV.
Section 1. 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.
Section 2. The congress Shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Approved
Feby 21 1871
Theodore F. Randolph, Governor    [pg. 2]
House of Assembly
February 8th 1871
This Joint Resolution having been three times read and compared in the House of Assembly,
Resolved that the Same do pass.
By order of the House of Assembly
Albert P. Condit, Speaker of the House of Assembly  
 
In Senate
February 15 1871
This Joint Resolution having been three times read in the Senate
RESOLVED, That the same do pass.
By order of the General Assembly.
Marion West Higgins, Speaker of the General Assembly   [pg. 3]

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