Wednesday During The 19th Century

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During the nineteenth century the United States’ economy was based on agriculture. Farmers lived faraway from cities or places where polling was held. In addition, people used horses and buggy to commute to places. To set the appropriate day for election, lawmakers needed to allow extra day for some farmers to arrive on the Election Day. They realized that Monday would not work for those citizens who needed to travel on Sunday, a day of Sabbath. Lawmakers knew that Wednesday would not work as well because for many farmers it was important market day. Thus, Tuesday was considered the most suitable day to vote.

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