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Chapter 2The Constitution Rights and Race Intertwined
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Chapter 2: Measuring EqualityWhom Did the Framers Represent?p. 40Characteristics of the Fifty-Five Framers[1] White 100% (55)Male100% (55)EducationUniversity educated56.4% (31)Institutions attended:Princeton (10)Univ. of Pennsylvania (2)Columbia College (2)William & Mary (3)Harvard (3)Scottish universities (3)Yale (4)Middle & Inner Temple, London (6)OccupationLawyer (only)47.3% (26)Lawyer & another profession16.3% (9)Government experienceColonial/Military Official94.5% (52)Member of Continental Congress74.5% (41)Property ownershipOwned their residences100% (55)Owned lands used for farming 56.4% (31)Owned slaves31 % (17)
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Chapter 2: Measuring EqualityWhom Did the Framers Represent? Cont.Economic level[2] Wealthy10.9% (6)Middle class/comfortable76.3% (42)Poverty-level12.7% (7)Characteristics of the General Population according to the 1790 Census[3]RaceWhite80.40% (3,140,531)Slave Blacks17.83% (694,207)Free Blacks1.52%(59,196)
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