Universal manhood suffrage Universal manhood suffrage
is a form of voting rights
in which all adult
male citizens within a political system are allowed to vote, regardless of income, property, religion, race, or any other qualification. It is sometimes summarized by the slogan, "one man, one vote
The establishment of universal male suffrage in France in 1848 was an important milestone in the history of democracy.
As women also began to win the right to vote during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the goal of universal manhood suffrage was replaced by universal suffrage
- ^ "The French Revolution II". Mars.wnec.edu. Archived from the original on 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- ^ French National Assembly. "1848 "Désormais le bulletin de vote doit remplacer le fusil"" (in French). Retrieved 2009-09-26.
- ^ a b Stanley L. Engerman, University of Rochester and NBER; Kenneth L. Sokoloff, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER (February 2005). "The Evolution of Suffrage Institutions in the New World" (PDF): 16, 35–36. By 1840, only three states retained a property qualification, North Carolina (for some state-wide offices only), Rhode Island, and Virginia. In 1856, North Carolina was the last state to end the practice. Tax-paying qualifications were also gone in all but a few states by the Civil War, but they survived into the 20th century in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
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