1776 Pennsylvania Constitution
Professor John Fea talked about the people and ideas that shaped the Pennsylvania Constitution, written in 1776. Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense was published the same year the Pennsylvania Constitution was drafted and Professor Fea highlighted Paine’s influence on the document. He also described how some of the elements of the Pennsylvania Constitution were radical for the time, such as voting rights for all men who paid taxes, without any additional property or wealth qualifications. close
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