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After reading the assigned Voices of Freedom documents this week, answer the following: What are the main threats to and boundaries of freedom during the Revolution? The main threats to and boundaries of freedom were the gender,race and class discrimination during the Revolution. So the question is “what do these documents suggest about the boundaries of freedom in the era of the American revolution?” The boundaries seem to me after reading these two documents, are limited to one gender and one color. The White male. In a letter to her husband, Abigail Adams asks her husband to “remember the ladies” (pg186p2L9, 10, 11). And “do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands” (pg186p2L10, 11) she also implies that they had no real power to make laws (pg186p2L13,14) she goes on to talk about how women are good for more than just sex and having babies. People of color were worse off than the white women. In a letter to the Massachusetts

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