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.
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Origin of Dorr's Rebellion
named after Thomas W. Dorr (1805–54), state legislator and leader of the insurrection
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