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Through the occurrences of the American Revolution and the Civil War, men and women's class roles in the home and in the industry were established. During the time frame of 1790 to 1860, gender distinctions came into play, and different roles and priorities were enforced. Women's roles especially began to change after the American Revolution. During the first half of the nineteenth century, women's roles in society evolved in the areas of occupational, moral, and social reform. Through efforts such as factory movements, social reform, and women's rights, their aims were realized and foundations for further reform were established. In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation's women when fighting for America's independence from Great Britain. Many other women felt this way and believed they were committed to public good and freedom (Document A). Also, during the time of …show more content…
Reforms such as tolerance, and prohibition, the abolitionist movement, plus the organizations of the Millerites and other denominations grew to believe in equal rights and natural companionship for all (Document E). Women were strong leaders in the abolitionist movement (Document H), such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. These ladies learned that many of the men who were opposed to slavery were also opposed to women playing active roles or taking speaking parts in abolitionist movement. The attempt to silence women at Anti-Slavery Conventions in the United States and England led directly to Elizabeth Cady Stanton's and Lucretia Mott's decision to hold the first Woman's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y, in June 1848. One of the articles of belief proclaimed at that and subsequent conventions was that women were in some sense slaves

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