The Pros And Cons Of The Post-Revolutionary War

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In society, there has always been underdogs portrayed everywhere we see. From the entertainment industry, to where we are in society right now, there has always been underdogs intertwined with us. And that has been repeated throughout history since the beginning of time. During the post revolutionary war, it sparked a path of liberty for the United States of America. The war lead to more opportunities for freedom, and even re-defined what liberty meant to the people of America. However, the freedom had its limitations. Liberty didn’t extend to just anyone, it was mostly reserved for free wealthy men. It was even ironic to say that every man was free, because it wasn’t. The African Americans, Native Americans, and women were excluded from the…show more content…
They were thought of as unequal, and unintelligent compared to the Americans. In the post revolutionary war the southern colonies were more heavily supporting the slave system, thus the slaves had a challenging time winning over their freedom. However, some African Americans combated the system by doing day-to-day resistance, which includes “...doing poor work, breaking tools, abusing animals, and in other ways disrupting the plantation routine” (Foner 420). In addition they would steal food, report illness, assault the slaveowner, and use poison. No matter how little or how large they resisted, that was their way of combating the male Americans. There’s also large violent uprisings. For example, in Gabriel’s rebellion “The conspirators planned to march on the city, which had recently become the state capital, from surrounding plantations. They would kill some white inhabitants and hold the rest...The plot was soon discovered and the leaders arrested” (Foner 301). The gathered slaves, and free blacks decided to combat the elites through violent attacks. They planned to hold hostages to demand the abolition of slavery, but unfortunately their plan was spoiled. Another example of a slave rebellion was Nat Turner’s rebellion. “On August 22, he and a handful of followers marched from farm to farm assaulting the white inhabitants. By the time the militia put down the uprising, about eighty slaves had joined Turner’s…show more content…
The last class of society that had restrictions on freedom was women 's. They had the stereotypes of tending the home, raising the kids, and being under a dominant male in the house. Also, when they did work in the factories, they were only offered lower wages compared to the men 's. Thus there were major gender inequalities. For example, the women combated the dominant white male class by advocating the equal rights, “...She [Margaret Fuller] promoted this cause, along with her other artistic, literary, and social ideas, while she was the editor of the transcendentalist journal…” (Shi and Mayer 358). Thus Fuller promoted the concepts of gender equality and to not restrict the freedom of women 's rights. In 1848 there was a significant milestone for gender equality, it fought against the dominant class of males. The Seneca Falls Convention began with Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who organized the convention. From there began a discussion of women 's rights and their treatment compared to men 's. “Stanton, the principal author, modeled the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments on the Declaration of Independence...and in place of a list of injustices…” (Foner 452). Thus, the Declaration of Sentiments represents what needs to be improved for the equality of women such as, access to education, legal rights, wages, and employment. They also state that to allow women to vote would also allow them to be as equal as to men, creating the freedom the women
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