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What was the framers' opinion on who should be selected for the highest offices of leadership?

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If you go by what is actually in the Constitution, the Framers did not have any clear opinions as to who should be selected for the highest government offices.  They set out very few qualifications for the holding of office.

Clearly, the framers assumed that only white men would be elected to high office.  There are no provisions in the Constitution protecting the voting rights of non-whites or women.

The framers believed that only people who were in some way...

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