Dbq Research Paper

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Sometimes I wonder what happened to women in the 19th century. Were they treated equally to men? Did they have the same lifestyle? How were the gender roles drawn out as to what women were told was right and wrong? That is what leads me to thinking of what made women desire change. There are many factors that cause women's desire to change their lives. First of all, women were put in a terrible role staying home taking care of the house and chores, while the men were out working to bring money home to support the household. They had no voice in what they wanted and were often told what to do by men. Multiple women gathered together to discuss changes that would give them the freedom of speech, the right to vote, to have education, to work outside the house, and many others. Another factor that occurred was The American Revolution in 1776, which revised the relationship between the old world and the new. "Together, the two revolutions reminded both the ruling class and the intellectual class that old hierarchies were inexorably disintegrating" (p 408). This revolution had an impact on women. The American Revolution was when 13 American colonies overthrew the authority of the British Crown and founded…show more content…
“When factories started developing, they forced many working-class women out of the home” (p 424). Industrialization were both part of a larger shift in the American economy to one characterized by wage labor. The Industrial Revolution prompted women to enter the paid workforce. The Industrial Revolution occurred from the economic necessity of many women, single and married, to find waged work outside their home. Women mostly found jobs in domestic service, textile factories, and piece workshops. They also worked in the coal mines. The Industrial Revolution for some had minimum wages and a better standard of living and for the majority factory work resulted in a life of

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