Independence provided the former British American colonists the opportunity to create a new, more democratic government than they had lived under before the American Revolution.
What did this new American government look like? Who could participate in this new American democracy? And what was it like to participate in this new democracy?
Scholars Terrance Rucker and Marcela Miccuci join us to investigate the first federal elections in the United States and who could vote in early U.S. elections.