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essay question NEED HELP democracy

Was american society becoming more democratic in the period from the 1750s to 1780s? Discuss with reference to property distribution, social structure, politics, and religion.

Please help I have this essay tomorrow and I dont know where to start!


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Joined: Jul 2007


Start simply. How was property distributed in these three decades? Primogeniture, auction, repossession, etc.? What was the structure of society? Patriarchal? Theocratic? What were the politics at the time? Were people accustomed to townhall meetings? Who had the right to vote? Did the colonies have representative assemblies used to making their own decisions? What were the religious dimensions of democracy? Were people free to read the Bible, free to make their own conclusions and interpretations of scripture? Were the ministers in charge of was it the congregation? Did women have a say in the religious life of the community?

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