EXPANSION OF POLITICAL RIGHTS. Voting rights far from universal in the colonial and early national periods Franchise typically restricted to white, male property-owners over twenty-one Why were others excluded? The U.S. Constitution and voting rights. EXPANSION OF POLITICAL RIGHTS.
George Caleb Bingham, The County Election
The secret ballot is a reform that is not widely adopted until the
late 19th century
Freedmen voting, SC, 1868
Seneca Falls Convention, 1848
World War I
Attempting to register to vote in Forrest County, MS, 1964