Where in the US Constitution does it say only white man originally had rights?

I am doing this response paper on the first women’s right convention. I have to answer questions and such. i don’t have time to read the whole original US Const. does anyone who has read it more recently know where it says only white male land owners had rights? Please help me out.

4 Responses to “Where in the US Constitution does it say only white man originally had rights?”

  1. coragryph Says:

    It doesn’t.

    Race is not mentioned at all.

    Gender is only mentioned in the 14th Amendment, Section 2:

    "But when the right to vote at any election … is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State."

    Basically, it says that the right to vote cannot be denied to males. Which by implications says that states can deny it to females.

  2. infobrokernate Says:

    It only talks about "mankind."

  3. Asshat McPoop Says:

    You don’t have time to read the whole Constitution?

    It would take LESS time than what it took you to turn on your computer, log-in to Yahoo Answers, ask the question and wait around for an answer.

    I know, that would include all that READING.

  4. Shanna S Says:

    The Constitution does mention race. It counts blacks as 3/5 of a person.

    Seriously, do you work, read over the Constitution. You’re likely going to have to answer more than the question you mention above. You will not have a reasonable and defendable answer unless you take the time to at least scan over the document.

    It’s not as long as you think, especially if you are just looking at the 1790 version.

    If you are doing a response paper, then you definitely should do the research because you have to prove that you know more than the paper in which you are responding. You will need to point out corrections as as well as alternative interpretations.

    Just sit down and read the document, and see what it does say. You’ll figure it out and you will be properly prepared to put down intelligent answers.