Social Effects of American Revolution

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February 11, 2008 The Social Effects of the American Revolution IV. White Women All men – but only men – created equal Increasing public significance of Women o Boycotts made women’s household production crucial o Republican motherhood gave women role in future of nation Good nurturer to the children and lead them to become successful citizens They had a profound influence on their suns – the future of the nation. V. African Americans Slavery Abolished in North; some slaves in the upper south were freed. o Free black migrated to Cities New York City and blended in with the free black society o Slaves escaped to Canada or non-slave states. By 1810 all states north of Delaware outlawed slavery. o New laws that limit slavery o Religious revival with Baptists and Methodists lead to some pastors preaching blacks and whites are equal and should live together. o As black population increased, black institutions begin to be established and
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Unformatted text preview: an “African American” culture rises. • Intensified Racism now Justification for Slavery o Thomas Jefferson: Justifies Racial Hierarchy in the nature of Science o In south, free slaves were seen as lazy and inferior VI. Republican Ideology and the Distribution of Power • All Social Distinctions based on Natural Abilities********** o Natural Differences Justify Inequality Natural (Biological) differences justify inequality. Women – Sexual Difference. • Natural, innate. Natural Differences makes discrimination acceptable. • Since, whites viewed blacks as mentally inferior so teaching them was viewed as useless and slavery was the only thing for them. • *** slavery is hard to truly abolish because of the long custom on using slaves as economic units. •...
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