Compare And Contrast Republican Motherhood Between 1825 And 1850

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Between 1825 and 1850, republican motherhood was a term used to illustrate the idea of women’s roles being defined. It encompassed the vision that women should be expected to take time out of their lives and teach their families, specifically children, civil virtues. Expected to have high moral standards and be pure, good civilians, women were put on a pedestal for all to see; meaning, they were intended to act as virtuous girls who had no problems. Women stayed in a sphere, the cult of domesticity, and were not allowed to move from their place and cause trouble. Simultaneously, slaves and African American people were developing their own sphere. Black people were not considered civilians so, they stayed in a different place, apart from white …show more content…

As seen in the 18th century anti slavery medallion, the medallion has a connection between women and slavery. It calls for women's suffrage and slavery abolition. This image is meant for abolitionists who were not behind women receiving rights. ½ of all slaves are women, so the intention of this picture is to show abolitionists and women’s rights activists that they want the same thing; they both want rights for a certain group of people, so why not work together. People care about this medallion because both women and slavery movements require political help and everyone’s goal is civil rights, so why not complete both goals simultaneously by working together (document 2). The Seneca Falls Declaration was a document for women that appealed to men. The only reason that it appealed to men was because it was modeled off of the Declaration of Independence. The Seneca Falls Declaration’s purpose was to get women rights. This Declaration matters because it was women coming together against their male counterparts to receive what the majority wanted, which was equal treatment from men (document 7). There were other leaps toward civil rights such as Dorothea Dix, who fought to get prisons reformed. There was also Frederick Douglass, who strived to get slavery abolished and did everything in his power to do

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