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