The American Revolution: Women's Rights For Women

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Throughout American history women were put on the backburner with rights that a man had. When the American Revolution started women thought that they would have rights as a man, such as having a job and not staying home to care for the children constantly. These women came to what soon would become America for a change in their life and to stand by their man. Although it can be argued that it is important to keep the house tidy and children in check, does this really mean you are a bad wife if you do not want to do this? When war broke out women took to the fields as nurses and would bring water to the men. This would appear that women finally had their break, to be seen as equals. Many women had the chance to show their capability of labor. …show more content…

During the American Revolution, Warren was a political writer. Her husband would provide networks of leaders from the American Revolution to her. She personally knew Abigail Adams, who Warren would write to about the current state equal rights. Warren would also write about cutting ties with Britain. “America stands armed with resolution and virtue; but she still recoils at the idea of drawing the sword against the nation from whence she derived her origin. Yet Britain, like an unnatural parent, is ready to plunge her dagger into the bosom of her affectionate offspring. But may we not hope for more lenient measures!” During the American Revolution few would come out to say something like this, especially to a leader’s wife. Her views remained on a central …show more content…

Abigail Adams would write to her husband, John Adams, during the debate of the Declaration of Independence. She wrote that this is a chance to give women rights, like owning property. While giving her husband advice through letters, she lived the stereotypical life of women. Adams would stay in Braintree tending to the farm and taking care of the children, far away from her husband while he took care of politics. John Adams would be safe from battles, while a few would break out near their farm. One of her more famous letters would discuss how John Adams should remember the ladies in forming the new government. ”Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Although she had great influence on her husband’s decisions, he would ultimately forget about the ladies. During the American Revolution colonists came to change the tyranny that they were once ruled under. Women would believe that they were fighting for their freedom. They were then brainwashed into thinking that their stereotypical life was not bad, but helping win the war by staying at home and keeping quiet.

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