The Presidency 30

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2.4          Not all citizens could vote in the early days of the Republic. The state legislatures limited voting rights to men who paid taxes or held property. Men without property, enslaved people, indigenous people, Asian-Americans, Catholics (in some states), Jewish people (in some states), and women were excluded.  Wikipedia provides a timeline of how voting rights changed between then and now.

Image: Calvin Coolidge, by Notman Studio.

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