Before outbreak of the American Revolution, colonies were deeply embedded in the patriarchal traditions and customs of the entire world. All cultures and civilizations had placed women in a subordinate position in the political and social realm. However, the Declaration of Independence raised the consciousness of at least some women and men about the inequality that was embedded in the legal and cultural regimes. Women became serious contributors to the American Revolution war effort, and some, such as Abigail Adams (wife of Colossus of Independence and President John Adams) questioned why they should not be entitled to equality declared in the Declaration.
https://constitutingamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/WomenSuffragistsParade1917FifthAveNY1.jpg499800Amanda Hugheshttps://constitutingamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/logo_web_360x80.pngAmanda Hughes2020-06-04 23:14:272020-06-05 02:04:32August 18, 1920: Nineteenth Amendment is Ratified, Women Gain the Right to Vote
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