Property qualifications for suffrage, 1800


Property qualifications for suffrage, 1800

Item Information

Title:
Property qualifications for suffrage, 1800
Description:
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.
Cartographer:
Paullin, Charles Oscar, 1868 or 1869-1944
Editor:
Wright, John Kirtland, 1891-1969
Date:
1932
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
United States--Maps
Suffrage--United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
[Washington, D.C.] : Carnegie Institution of Washington
Notes:
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
From "Atlas of the historical geography of the United States" of 1932.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 16 x 11 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004651
Call #:
G1201.S1 P3 1932
Barcode:
39999065703199
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