Explain why property was important as a qualifier for voting in British America. How did such a policy exclude able voters? Were liberty and property ownership linked? Why or why not?

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Property was an important qualifier for voting in Colonial America because people believed that there was a connection between owning property and being free.  People believed that liberty and owning property were linked and so they were willing to place property qualifications on the franchise even if that meant excluding able voters.

In those days, people believed that only those who were independent of anyone else’s influence should be allowed to vote.  They felt that such people were the only people who were truly free.  After the Revolution, Thomas Jefferson wanted society to be made up of...

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