Dorr’s Rebellion


Dorr’s Rebellion

Dorr’s Rebellion [dawrz] Word Origin 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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