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Janeth Ruiz Garcia Prof. Houck U.S. History 1301 Life after the Revolution The American Revolution was a big event in the life of the citizens of the colonies. Although the Revolution brought freedom and triggered a new spirit of fight for civil rights, it also brought confusion and the fear of a government that would control the lives of the people. The battle against the British brought evident changes to the minds of the minorities and the oppressed. With their new revolutionary spirit, women, and African Americans started to realize that they could too change their own path. An example of this was the way women spoke up against patriarchy. Women’s suffrage was only gender-free in the constitution of New Jersey of 1776, which is proof of the inequality of that time. “Men won’t even allow us liberty of thought and that is all I want” (Eliza Wilkinson, Goldfield pg. 179). With the autonomy females experienced while their husbands were off fighting, it was hard for them to go back to be the life of submission they once had. After the
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