Radical Changes In American Society During The 1800's

134 Words1 Page
During the early 1800 's, the American society common to the time period was radically changed. These changes took place primarily after the War of 1812. These changes occurred in the form of political rights, multiple reform movements, and religious revivals. During this time, women were still the “submerged sex.” As the decades unfolded, women increasingly surfaced to the breathe the air of freedom and self-determination (Kennedy, 305). Women, like black slaves, still could not vote as well as legally be beaten by their overlord. The newly established market economy was the main cause for separating the sex into extremely distinct economic roles. Women were being view as physically and emotionally weaker compared to men but also considered
Open Document