CLEP US History I Exam Prep

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By 1856, free white males could vote in every state because:
  1. Other ethnicities had lost voting rights.
  2. Property requirements were eliminated from voting rights.
  3. Marital status no longer determined the right to vote.
  4. Educational gains eliminated the need for literacy tests.
  5. Elections were held in various locations for the first time.
Answer: B - Property requirements were gradually eliminated in the first half of the 19th century, with North Carolina being the last to get rid of them in 1856. The movement toward universal manhood suffrage was slow, taking almost 60 years to complete. Even when the franchise was fully extended to white men, women and minorities were pointedly left out.
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