Dorr's Rebellion

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  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

Words Nearby Dorr's Rebellion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023