200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

1868.jpg

Excerpt from the 1868 Alabama Constitution.

This excerpt from Alabama's Reconstruction-era constitution includes Article VII, Sections 2 through 4. Eligible voters include all males born in the United States age 21 and older, except those who rebelled against the United States government. Voters must swear an oath that they will not engage in further rebellion and that they "accept the civil and political equality of all men; and agree not to attempt to deprive any person or persons, on account of race, color, or previous condition, of any political or civil right, privilege, or immunity."

Date: 1868
Repository: Alabama Legislature
Format: Constitution

Click here to download document

Click here for more information

ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 9
Grade 5: Standard(s) 12
Grade 7 (Geography): Standard(s)
Grade 7 (Civics): Standard(s) 10 12
Grade 9: Standard(s) 10
Grade 10: Standard(s) 15
Grade 12 (US Government): Standard(s) 6 14

Back to Educators » Primary Source Packets » Constitutions and Citizenship » Voting Rights in Alabama