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|35||Brown University (Alpert) (Providence, RI)
Acceptance rate: 3.5%
MCAT composite score: 10.7
Tuition: Full-time: $45,216
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.67
Total medical school enrollment: 415
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.9:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $124.4
Recent History of Rhode Island
In the 1890s, Rhode Island experienced rapid industrial growth. Samuel Slater, known as the “Father of the American Industrial Revolution,” who emigrated from England, built the first fully mechanized cotton factory in the United States in 1793 in Powtaket. Slater’s factory proved to be very successful, many Rhode Island and New England entrepreneurs followed his path, and by 1815 more than a hundred weaving mills were operating in the Providence area.
In addition to the production of fabrics, jewelry and the production of silverware were successfully developing in the Ocean State. The number of people employed in industry grew, gradually Newport, the former economic center of the state due to its busy port, gave way to Providence.
The increase in the number of factory workers among the population showed the imperfection of the electoral laws that existed in Rhode Island. The fact is that according to the charter adopted back in 1663, only white male landowners had the right to vote in the state. For the 17th century, when virtually all of the residents of the small colony were farmers, this was a very democratic position, but by 1830, about sixty percent of the free white men of the state (most of whom worked in industrial plants) did not have the right to vote. Despite repeated attempts to change the legislation, by the beginning of the forties of the XIX century the situation had not changed, which caused indignation among the numerous “disenfranchised” residents of Rhode Island.
In 1841, a group of dissatisfied citizens, led by the popular politician Thomas Dorr, drafted their State Constitution, giving the vote to all white men who had lived in Rhode Island for at least a year, and organized elections. In fact, it was a riot, so the state governor turned to US President John Tyler with a request to bring in federal troops to arrest the rebels. Tyler decided not to rush to use force, and the performance of Dorr’s supporters was suppressed by the militia of supporters of the legitimate government.
The “Dorr Rebellion” forced Rhode Island legislators to reconsider outdated provisions and in 1842 a new constitution was adopted in the state, guaranteeing the right to vote to any free citizen (and regardless of his race), who could pay a tax of one US dollar. Thomas Dorr was convicted of rebellion in 1844, but under public pressure, he was released a year later, and in 1854 the sentence was overturned.