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The Petticoat Politicians of 1776: New Jersey’s First Female Voters Teaching Resource (Target Age: Elementary & Middle School)

In May of 1776, anticipating independence, the Constitutional Convention sent out instructions that each state devise a new governmental structure. In response, New Jersey’s legislature broke new ground when it drafted a state constitution that not only gave the note to men who met certain property requirements, but also gave it to some women, African-American, […]

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