Property qualifications for suffrage, 1800
- Property qualifications for suffrage, 1800
When the country was founded, the framers of the Constitution believed that property ownership was a strong indicator of the virtue necessary to participate in the government. Taken together, these maps of 1800 and 1830 tell the story of the evolution of property requirements for voting. In 1789, most of the original 13 states had property or taxed-based criteria. By 1830, between westward expansion, the acquisition of inexpensive land, and the advent of Jacksonian democracy, the notion of property requirements had fallen away. The beginnings of an urban working class, who had little hope of acquiring land, also contributed to the demise of this criterion.
- Paullin, Charles Oscar, 1868 or 1869-1944
- Wright, John Kirtland, 1891-1969
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
- 1 map : color ; 16 x 11 cm
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From "Atlas of the historical geography of the United States" of 1932.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
- Call #:
G1201.S1 P3 1932