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Unformatted text preview: constitution o Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont soon followed Massachusetts lead o Middle states (Pennsylvania, New York, etc.) adopted laws to free the children of slaves but not the current slaves of their era o America was divided between slave states and free states by 1800 Gender o No laws were changed for women o Women were still subordinate to men o Public schools were established to teach true human virtues o Shift of moral stature of women in popular culture o Takes women up a peg to where they were not subordinate o Founding of womens schools o Newly educated women formed reading circles, etc....
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