Since Jackson’s presidency, there’s been a push to give all white men the vote, even if they don’t own property.
Right now, free black men have the vote in several states. But as states revamp their constitutions to loosen voter requirements for white men, blacks are being stripped of rights they had.
Pennsylvania’s constitution of 1790 gave the vote to “every freeman of the age of twenty-one years.”
Today that was changed to say “every white freeman.”