March 24, 1837

On This Date in in 1837 Canadia gave blacks the right to vote. Six months later they told them where the voting poll locations were. Several prominent American politicians, from both the North and the South, warned their northern neighbor that giving blacks the right to vote was a slippery slope. They said that before you know it, a woman would think she was entitled to vote if black men were voting and what would happen then? Would women and black men demand to get equal pay for equal work? That would be chaos.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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