AP US History Sample If you would like to receive your results by email, please fill out the form below NameInstitutionEmail“By throwing open the polls to every man that walks, we have placed the power in the hands of those who have neither property, talents, nor influence in other circumstances, and who require in their public officers no higher qualifications than they possess themselves. It would be a disgrace to the city and to republicanism if a ticket so utterly unworthy as theirs should succeed. New York has not always had her just share of influence in the national and state legislatures, on account of the character of her representatives; but never was she reduced to such an extreme as she will be should the Agrarian Party succeed.” New York Journal of Commerce, editorial – November 7, 1829 1. The author of this editorial is expressing concerns arising from states’ removal of property ownership as a requirement for voting. growing threats to states’ rights from the growing federal government. opening up suffrage to women and free African Americans. the growing power of state legislatures.2. One direct result of the development addressed in the editorial was a growing number of social reform movements. greater support for westward expansion. the rise of mass political parties. the pursuit of increased rights for women.