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Voting in America - Part 1
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Voting in America started from town hall meetings in the colonies.
I now call this town hall meeting to order.
The Declaration of Independence let people who owned land vote. These were mostly white male Protestants.
Can you guys sign this document?
Sure, but I'm going to sign it very big.
As of 1787, States could decide who votes. It would take till 1856 for property ownership to no longer be a requirement.
Did you hear? The state gave me the right to vote!
But not us.
In 1848, Women's Rights groups joined forces with Abolitionists to get both groups the right to vote. This unfortunately caused some bitter infighting.
She's a jerk.
Lets help each other out.
That would be wonderful.
He's an idiot.
In 1868, the 14th amendment is passed and African Americans are finally given the right to vote. This right only extends to men though.
Maybe someday I will too.
Kids! Papa has the right to vote!
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