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How did the political change contribute to social and cultural change during the early republic?


The most significant political change beyond independence was extending the vote to men of all classes and income levels.  Before this, the right to vote was usually limited to property owners.  

This change led to a greater level of social and cultural equality.  Elitists were no longer looked up to with respect, but were seen as snobs.  People tended to treat working men with more dignity and respect.   Elitist clothing and other signs of wealth tended to go out of style so that people dressed more simply.

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Michael Troy


I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.


I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.


J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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