Voting…

Did you know that voting has not been an available right to every citizen in the United States always? Well, it has not… Now, Most of you should remember that from basic history class in school but over the years we tend to forget some things. So let me refresh your memories: Visiting the site History of Voting Rights you can see a detailed list – here is my simplified version… 1776: the right to vote begins in America as a legal privilege almost exclusively available to white, property-owning, Protestant men. 1807: Women lose the right to vote in every state in the US for the next 113 years. 1828: Maryland becomes the last state to remove religious restrictions when it passes legislation enfranchising Jews. White men can no longer be denied the right to vote on the basis of their religion. 1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo renders the lands now known as Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Nevada

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