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This paper examines how the initial form of the U.S. Constitution made no actual comment on or mention of the suffrage and voting rights; these were left to state jurisdiction and meant that the enslaved African-American population did not have any rights in this sense, and furthermore, there were additional restrictions to voting rights, including income and property. It discusses the rocky road of black suffrage from the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 to the Civil Rights Act of April 1866.
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African-American Suffrage (2005, March 22) Retrieved January 26, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/essay/african-american-suffrage-57256/
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