Massachusetts institutes its voting literacy law

Massachusetts passed the nation's first state literacy requirements for voting eligibility.  Voters were required to be able to read the state constitution in English and sign their names. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 355.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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