manhood suffrage


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manhood suffrage

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right of adult male citizens to vote
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Here you have the United States of America, home of liberty, theatre of manhood suffrage, kingless and lordless land of Protection, Republicanism, and the realized Radical Programme, where all the black chattel slaves were turned into wage-slaves (like my father's white fellows) at a cost of 800,000 lives and wealth incalculable.
The result was a weak state that, even after the expansion of universal manhood suffrage in 1912, was susceptible to Mussolini and the Fascisti.
In 1851, however, with the enactment of universal manhood suffrage in the new constitution, the debate over the deportation of free blacks began again as whites recognized the implications of extending suffrage to the propertyless.
The last straw for the WSPU members was when Parliament proposed a Manhood Suffrage Bill in late 1911, excluding women; this final conflict launched their West End window-smashing campaign.
A People's Charter was submitted to a mass meeting in Birmingham demanding universal manhood suffrage, equal electoral districts and parliamentary reform, and it ignited like wildfire in the industrial towns.
Newman takes this passage from Mari Jo and Paul Buhles The Concise History of Woman Suffrage, but the original text of the quotation was published on the editorial page of the Revolution on 24 December 1868 in an article titled "Manhood Suffrage." (6)
New Hampshire and Maryland were two of the first states to achieve universal manhood suffrage. New York, Connecticut, and Virginia partially reformed their suffrage laws in the years following the War of 1812 (often due to agitation by militiamen), although full repeal of restrictions for white males did not come until later decades.
In September 1874, as the Beecher scandal was in full swing, Henry Blackwell wrote in the Journal that "Woman Suffrage has no more connection to Free Love than has Manhood Suffrage. One might as well assert that theft and murder are the fruits of the Suffrage movement, as to say that Free Love is the fruit of the Suffrage movement." (8) In August 1876, one M.
He was one of the driving forces behind the Leveller movement whose demands included regular elections, religious freedom, equality before the law, an end to conscription for war service, equal electoral districts according to population, and universal manhood suffrage.
Having adopted manhood suffrage from the beginning, and only moderately divided over land laws and tariff policy, South Australia's party lines were slow to harden.
Austria had manhood suffrage, but chaos in the Parliament--usually of ethnic origin--led to frequent Imperial intervention.) All this Snyder puts in its international dimension.
of Wisconsin at Milwaukee) examines this impact in terms of the transformation of Panama's transit system from a locally owned network to a largely US-owned network of ships and locomotives and the issue of Panamanian sovereignty during an era in which Panama experience the abolition of slavery, the establishment of universal manhood suffrage, the foundation of an autonomous Panamanian state, and the first of many US military interventions.