Before the Civil War, one example of increased democracy was the?

a. elimination of property ownership as a requirement for voting in national elections.

b. granting of the right to vote to women

c. elimination of the electoral college system for electing the President.

d. extension of suffrage to most African Americans.

3 Answers

  • a — prior to the Civil War, most parts of the country followed universal white male suffrage. A few states allowed free black men to vote, but not many, and none allowed women to vote immediately prior to the Civil War. The Electoral College answer is wrong, because that system is still in use today.

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