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Which amendment did some Americans criticize as not going far enough to make suffrage universal?

A. Fifteenth—African American men

B. Nineteenth—women

C. Twenty-fourth—no poll taxes

D. Twenty-sixth—18 years old

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Answer: A. Fifteenth—African American men

The fifteenth amendment which granted African-American men the right to vote was criticized as not enough in making suffrage universal. During the period of the civil war, a series of campaigns pushing for women’s suffrage was organized. The fifteenth amendment included only men and no women and even when many argued this inequality, the government was satisfied to at least see African-American men vote.

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