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This 18th-century infographic showing “English Government in 1790” was part of a pamphlet explaining different Western constitutional systems. In the diagram here, the center is occupied by the British crown and the outer ring (6) represents the disenfranchised class: “the Body of the People variously operated upon, and amused by forms, but having no election, choice, or share in the Political Government.” #ConstitutionDay (at Newberry Library)