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Unformatted text preview: st antislavery soci.; 1774: Cont. Cong. Called for abolition of slave trade; most states responded posit.; northern states abolished slavery, or gradually freed their slaves; even a few Virginia plantation owners set their slaves free; the revol. sentiments were incomplete; blacks &amp; slaves were discriminated : couldnt own prop., get certain jobs, educate their kids; abolishing slavery would cause civil war; the the united states were to weak to be put under that stain; women also wanted equality; thought of causing their own revolu.; but in reality most women were still doing traditional womens work; mother demo. the most democ. by devoting themselves to their families; women were to teaching prop. republican teachings to their kids; idea of republican motherhood; educa. for women grew; womens role in the family grew; Republican women now bore the crucial responsibility for the survival of the nation....
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- Spring '07