Would you be able to vote in the USA under the original requirements as laid out by the men who thought an electoral college was a good idea?
In case you are not aware, that would be a white male land owner over 21 years old.
- Tmess2Lv 72 months ago
Actually, the Constitution did not expressly lay out any eligibility requirements. Instead, it provided that states had to use the same rules that applied to the largest house of the state legislature. Now, in practice, in all states that meant males. In many states, that included some property requirement.
As to 21, at the time, the age of majority was 21. You could not own property in your own right or sign a contract before you were 21.
- FoofaLv 72 months ago
Nope. But then the place where I live was a mere colony of Spain at that time.
- Jeff DLv 72 months ago
They also came up with the Bill of Rights. Should we get rid of those too?
- Wage SlaveLv 72 months ago
The question of enfranchisement was left up to individual states, but it is true that it was essentially only white men with property in the early days. I am a white male with a house, so I guess that gets me in.
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- abdulLv 72 months ago
Yes, I would be able to vote. However, amendments have changed those prerequisites to voting to the system we use today.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Obviously you cannot read.