One of the United States’ democratizing characteristics has been the relatively widespread possibility of land ownership. What is the importance of land ownership today? How is this changing? Discuss.
“No man shall be chosen a member of parliament who has less than five hundred acres of freehold within the precinct for which he is chosen; nor shall any have a vote in choosing the said member that hath less than fifty acres of freehold within the said precinct.” — The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, 1669
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