11- Political Order - Political Order 2-26-08 I. Intro-...

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Political Order 2-26-08 I. Intro- Immediately after Revolutionary War II. Debates- a. Philadelphia Committee of Resistance- 176 patriot members (40 artisans; 47 merchants; rest were a mixture) that ran the city during the revolution; wanted the following: i. Right for white males to vote regardless of wealth/property ii. Elected military officers iii. All people should serve in the military iv. Unicameral legislature (one house) b/c bicameral gave veto power to the wealthy b. Counter-Revolution: elite members took back political power (50% of white males were not allowed to vote) i. Bicameral legislature- upper house dominated by the elite (members had to have the worth of 2,000 pounds—only 5% of population) ii. South Carolina- excluded 90% of white males 1. Governor (10,000 pounds) 2. Senator (2,000 pounds) 3. Assemblymen in lower house (1,000 pounds) **in the South, this group consisted of slave owners** III. Women/Blacks- a. Women took over jobs while men were at war—began to want
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