The Waukesha Freeman denounces the 1848 constitution

Selections from the Waukesha "American Freeman:" The New Constitution Denounced


Though the second constitutional convention produced a document that would eventually be ratified, it was not without its share of detractors. Among those were writers in the Waukesha newspaper, American Freeman. The editors, supporters of the more liberal 1846 constitution, primarily objected to the disenfranchisement of African Americans and the lack of rights for women.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848
Creator: Waukesha American Freeman
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 29 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1928): 91-99.
Citation: "Selections from the Waukesha "American Freeman:" The New Constitution Denounced." Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 29 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1928): 91-99. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=58; Visited on: 10/26/2014
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