Gender Roles In Colonial America

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Firmly established gender roles helped maintained strong family structures within the new American Colonies as well as the Native American settlements. Strong family structures were necessary because the family was the basis for government, church and community. Women have always had an important role with their various labors that contribute to their communities. Women of both races have social and economic responsibility but the Native population has greater social, political, and economic authority and power. Colonial America English cultural values were influential in shaping the New World. Women’s work was confined to household production such as spinning, weaving, gardening, cooking and cleaning, while men’s duties were concentrated

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