200 Alabama Bicentennial

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Excerpt from the 1861 Alabama Constitution.

Similar to the voting restrictions of the 1819 Constitution, this excerpt from the 1861 includes Article III, Section 5, which establishes that white males age 21 and older are eligible to vote. This constitution was written by the members of Alabama's secession convention.

Date: 1861
Repository: Alabama Legislature
Format: Constitution

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Grade 10: Standard(s) 13
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