Dorr's Rebellion

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Dorr's Rebellion:

see Dorr, Thomas WilsonDorr, Thomas Wilson,
1805–54, leader of Dorr's Rebellion (1842) in Rhode Island, b. Providence. After studying law under Chancellor Kent in New York he practiced in Providence.
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Luther was also the leading advocate of universal male suffrage, that issue sparking Dorr's Rebellion. The latter, sharpening class lines, contrasted Rhode Island's plebians who were convinced that Christianity was a religion of the poor, with bourgeois Protestants who feared radical levelling of property, rallied around the aptly named Law and Order Party, and the principles of social order and family government.