Watch the video lecture, then answer the questions below. You must submit your answers before you can move on to the next section.

Questions for Understanding

  1. How and why was voting restricted in the first years of the republic?
  2. What was the purpose of the Northwest Ordinance? What effect did it have on voting? How?
  3. Define “suffrage” and “the franchise.”
  4. Is the term “Universal Manhood Suffrage” accurate? Why or why not?
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