John Adams Explains Why Men Without Property Should Not Be Able to Vote (with text supports)
James Sullivan, a state court judge in Massachusetts and colleague of John Adams, was often sympathetic to those who thought women and non-elite men should have a voice in the new nation’s government. Adams disagreed, explaining to Sullivan why men without property and women should be excluded. Some spelling changes and edits have been made to improve clarity.
Creator | John Adams
Item Type | Diary/Letter
Cite This document | John Adams, “John Adams Explains Why Men Without Property Should Not Be Able to Vote (with text supports),” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed June 16, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1703.