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Republican Motherhood

APUSH Project

Emily Curling

on 9 July 2015

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Transcript of Republican Motherhood

Foundation Fruitful Results What is Republican Motherhood? Republican Motherhood Branching Out Emily Curling America Before Republican Motherhood Women not adequately educated

Smart = unattractive

Subordinate citizens They are the primary caregivers
of the children of America! NOT Value questioned with shift to market economy Revolution! Women = Petticoat despots?

Men = Hypocrites?

What now for women? While the Cats are away... The mice will take care of the kittens, run the household, and manage the farm -- with dutiful diligence "Idea that women had
vital roles in educating
their children for their
duties as citizens" In other words...
Raise Republican sons
(and daughters) Watering the Seeds However... Abigail Adams "Remember the Ladies!" Foundation of Revolution in Enlightenment Philosophy... Don't women deserve the same freedoms? Why Does It Matter? Stepping Stone Need for education

Outlet for political influence

Recognition of value The Next Step: Seneca Falls Your Turn
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