Did you know that 200 years ago, you had to be white, male, and wealthy in order to vote? Although the Declaration of Independence declared "all men to be equal".. "in order to cast a vote in the new democracy, one had to be white
(except in a few Northern states), male (except in New Jersey, where
women voted until 1807), and a landowner (nearly everywhere)." (Scholastic)
Today I am thankful that I have the right to vote.