Republican Motherhood Essay

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Republican Motherhood





Since the nations founding, American society has made very obvious changes in its
definition of a woman’s accepted place. However, one of the first setbacks to this
progression is often overlooked. The failure of women to gain political rights during the
immediate post-Revolutionary era was not inevitable. Women played a visible role ruing the
pre-Revolutionary period as well as throughout the Revolutionary War; however, their
status in the new republic did not reflect such demonstrations of capability. Instead, the
idea that the political community was to be a community of men permeated the mindset of
the nation’s founding fathers. The Constitution of 1787, which virtually ignored the
question of women’s status, and the constitutions of individual state governments that
directly established a distinct male suffrage, reinforced the recognition of a domestic
patriarchy where a woman’s voice was subordinate (Mercado 1).

A woman's role in society was not as noticeable to achieve merit. Their primary role was
to stay at home and take care of the children. Also, they would help their husband in many
of his daily activities. Women were being excluded from education, society, and power. The
turning point for women though, was the Revolutionary War. Many women were left at home to
take care of all of the responsibilities around the house or farm. With this new set of
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