: Seth Lipsky
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Writes historian D. Grier Stephenson: “From the outset of the Revolutionary War
some women who met the property requirement were allowed to vote in New
Jersey, apparently at the discretion of local election officials—until 1807 at least.
In that year the law was changed to exclude all but 'free, white male citizen
from the polls.” It took more than half a century of advocacy for women to gain
suffrage. The movement employed legal challenges, militant protest, and political