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Roots of Government in North Carolina. Rights of Citizens Chapter 12 Section 3. North Carolinians and the Vote. Who can vote???? In the first days of North Carolina only free, white males that owned property who was at least 21 years old could vote. North Carolinians and the Vote.

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Roots of government in north carolina

Roots of Government in North Carolina

Rights of Citizens

Chapter 12 Section 3


North carolinians and the vote

North Carolinians and the Vote

  • Who can vote????

    • In the first days of North Carolina only free, white males that owned property who was at least 21 years old could vote


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North Carolinians and the Vote

  • Equal Protection

    • 1870 – Hiram Revels (born in NC) became the first African American elected to the US Senate

    • John Adams Hyman was the first African American member of Congress from North Carolina


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North Carolinians and the Vote

  • Voting Restrictions

    • 1890 – more than 1,000 African Americans held public office in NC

    • 1900 the General Assembly set up discriminatory tests that would keep African Americans and Native Americans from voting


Women suffrage

Women Suffrage

  • Women could not:

    • Own property

    • Vote

  • The Suffrage Movement in North Carolina

    • 1894 – the first public meeting on women suffrage was held in Asheville

    • 1897 – Petition was sent to the General Assembly but it was referred to the Committee on Insane Asylums


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Women Suffrage

  • The Nineteenth Amendment

    • Lillian Clement of Asheville became the first women elected to the General Assembly in 1921


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Women Suffrage

  • Who can vote????

    • Citizen of the US

    • 18 years old presently or before the next general election

    • Lived in your voting precinct for at least 30 days

    • Not be serving a sentence for conviction as a felon

    • Be registered to vote


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