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Title: Proposed constitution of the state of New York, resolutions of February 28, 1868
Brief Description: Proposed New York State Constitution of 1867-1868, repeal of property requirements.
Date Original: 1868-02-28
Identifier: NYSA_A1806-78_ProposedConstitution1868_02-28
Source: New York State Archives, New York (State). Secretary of State. Proposed constitution of the State of New York, 1867-1868. Series A1806-78.
Publisher: New York State Archives
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Creator: New York (State). Secretary of State.
Language: English
Description:

A revised Constitution of New York State was proposed after a Constitutional Convention of 1867-1868. It was rejected, except for a Judiciary article, the following year. One of the proposed changes to the constitution was the repeal of property requirements for African Americans to be eligible to vote.

The question would become moot in 1870, when the 15th Amendment to the federal constitution was ratified, eliminating all property requirements for voters.

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Location:

New York (State)

Time Period:

1860s

Collections:

19th Century African American Voting Rights

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