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Old 08 November 2018, 01:45 PM
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The founding fathers didn't need to advocate for those rights in many states as women and free black people could already vote.

While New Jersey was the only state to explicitly permit women to vote, women were allowed to vote in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Delaware under the same requirements as men. Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts all explicitly gave the right to vote to black people in their state constitutions when the US Constitution was enacted and only three states (Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia) specifically barred black people from voting.

ETA: It may not be enough for "many" to properly apply, but I think it is certainly enough to show that the founding fathers were not universally (or even overwhelming majorityly) in favor of only landowning, white men suffrage.
FETA: That sounds snarky, it is not meant to be.

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