Revolutionary Changes

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Revolutionary Changes

In the late 1700's, early 1800's womens rights were very limited. They were not looked apon as legal or political beings. Married women had no rights over thier husbands. No colonies allowed them to vote, hold office, or serve on a jury.


Revolutionary changes

So what's the gain?

"They wont even allow us liberty of thought, and that is all I want."-Eliza Wilkinson

Women had a very large part of the war effort during the American Revolution. Although not many of them participated in the actual fighting of the war, a large majority contriubted in different ways. For example, many women took over the work of their husbands on farms and businesses. They also took care of the children, and made deciscions concerning the authority of the household.

This is Abigail Adams, she and her husband, John Adams, exchanged many letters concerning "...power into the hands of the husbands." She belived that "...all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to forment a Rebellion."

From this movement, women gained many things such as independece in the household, however, this led them to be more restricted to the house and were responsiible for raising patriotic kids.


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