Why Was Women's Suffrage Important In The 18th Century

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Women suffrage was a prominent issue during the 18th century. Before the issue arose, women had very typical characteristics and roles in society. They mostly stayed home and cared for their children and completed house work. Moreover, women commonly did not have social and legal rights. Their spouse was considered the brains and wealth of the family. Additionally, females were not properly educated compared to males. They were taught the basic essentials such as math, reading and writing. Instead of learning more advanced courses like the males and furthering their education, the women were taught skills to improve their housework and caring for children. Not until after the civil war do women`s role in society slightly alter. The demand for

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