Day 10 - Lecture

Day 10 - Lecture - Creating the Constitution History 156...

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Creating the Constitution History 156: History of the United States to 1865 1. New State Constitutions, 1775-1781 The War with England and all the riots and protests that led to the War with England got all of the common, ordinary people involved in the war. Most new state constitutions allowed more people to vote in state elections than before the war. - New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Georgia each set a low threshold for the amount of property you needed to own to vote. - North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania let any one who paid taxes vote in state elections. The radicalism of the new Pennsylvania Constitution - Abolished the position of governor - All power in the hands of an elected assembly – elected by anyone who paid taxes. The New States Face an Economic Crisis, 1770s-1780s - The British Army had left many Carolinians penniless or homeless - Many slaves had deserted southern plantations, leaving owners without a labor force. -
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