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Dorr's Rebellion

[dawrz] /dɔrz/
noun
1.
an insurrection in Rhode Island (1842) that grew out of dissatisfaction with the existing state constitution, which restricted suffrage to landholders or their eldest sons.
Origin of Dorr's Rebellion
named after Thomas W. Dorr (1805-54), state legislator and leader of the insurrection
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