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Miracle at Philadelphia - Life, Liberty and Property. The People at Large. The Method of Electing Congressmen. June 6-7. Summary & Analysis

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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Life, Liberty and Property. The People at Large. The Method of Electing Congressmen. June 6-7. Summary and Analysis

On June 6, the Committee returns to the fourth Resolve, which proposes that the House of Representatives should be directly elected by the people. It is recognized that it will be important for the people of the country to feel connected to the new government for it to be successful, yet there is a real fear among the delegates that "indigent" people might end up being elected to office without some kind of mitigation.

Bowen inserts a segment about the importance of property in the new country. Ownership of property is equated with freedom. Even those without property are able at this time in history to work hard enough to obtain a plot of...

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