Roles Of Women In The 1860's

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Over the year’s women have made it a long way, we used to be thought of as an item that men can boss around. In the 1860’s, here in the United States, people were expected to do certain tasks based on their gender, but now a days people are free to pursue whatever dream they have, no matter what gender. There are many important women who have impacted women’s rights and got us to where we are today. Starting in the 1860’s, women in the U.S have made many strong steps forward for themselves and have had a great impact on our lives today, and what we call “normal”.
In the 1860’s the ideal mentality was that men would work outdoors and do the things that required strength. According to “”, “women were restricted to doing the in home activities
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