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History of the United States
Could colonial women vote?
Asked in Colonial America
Name at least two groups of people that could not vote in Colonial America because of these qualifications?
In what colonies could freed slaves vote during colonial times?
Asked in Colonial America, Elections and Voting
What kind of people were not allowed to vote in colonial times?
Who could vote and who couldn't vote in colonial government?
Who were allowed to vote in colonial times?
During colonial times, the right to vote was limited to adult white males who owned property. Most women could not vote, though some colonies gave the vote to widows who owned property. After the United States became an independent nation, the Constitution gave the states the right to decide who could vote. One by one, the states abolished property requirements and, by 1830, all white male adults could vote.