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Identify the changes in voting qualifications between 1787 and 1820 (e.g., the abolition of property requirements), and compare who could vote in local, state, and national elections in the U.S. with who could vote in England, France, and Russia.


1828 Presidential Election Electoral College Map
1828 Presidential Election Electoral College Map

Focus Question: How did voting qualifications change between 1787 and 1820?



Female_Rose.pngSee United States History I.23 for more on the expansion of suffrage in America before the Civil War.


See United States Government.5.2 for more on voting in the American system of government



Voting in Early Americafrom Colonial Williamsburg provides a concise look at the changes in voting qualifications between colonial America and 1820 .



Voting in England in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Image below is a British satire showing Napoleon with his grenadiers driving the members of the Council of Five Hundred from the Orangery at St. Cloud at bayonet point.
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Voting in France: and politics in Napoleon's time.

primary_sources.PNGNapoleonic Code (1804) while declaring rights of all citizens severely restricted rights for women.


Female_Rose.pngClick here for information on women gaining the right to vote in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.