Universal manhood suffrage  

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Universal manhood suffrage is a form of voting rights in which all adult males within a nation are allowed to vote, regardless of income, property, religion, race, or any other qualification. "One Man per one Vote."

This process of voting helped empower rising American leaders like Andrew Jackson to Presidency as poorer, frontier citizens felt better represented. Unfortunately, during many of the first elections that saw manhood suffrage, it still excluded African American males. Early 20th century universal manhood suffrage was the norm in most French countries. As women began to win the right to vote it was replaced by universal suffrage

The Fifteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868, upholds this right.



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