2.4 Social Change- Emma D.pdf - U.S History 2.4 Social Change We\u2019re going to take a closer look at what people of this era were saying about social

2.4 Social Change- Emma D.pdf - U.S History 2.4 Social...

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U.S. History 2.4 Social Change We’re going to take a closer look at what people of this era were saying about social issues at the time by performingwhat’s called a “close read” of certain primary documents. This is similar to the APPARTS scaffold you’ve used inprevious lessons, in that you’re going to read samples from various reformers from the Gilded Age/Progressive era, andthere’s going to be a set of questions connected to them. This assignment is worth 17 points, each question below isworth 1 point and your reflection paragraph is worth 5 points.This quote is from the Declaration of Sentimentsand Resolutions from the Seneca FallsConvention of 1848.He has endeavored, in every way that he could, todestroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessenher self-respect, and to make willing to lead adependent and abject life. Now, in view of thisentire disfranchisement one-half the people of thiscountry, their social and religious degradation--inview of the unjust laws above mentioned, andbecause women do feel themselves aggrieved,oppressed, and fraudulently deprived of their mostsacred rights, we insist that they have immediateadmission to all the rights and privileges which longto them as citizens of the United States.Questions:1.Who is “he,” according to the authors?“He” represents men from that time who weren't in favor ofequal rights.2.Who is “she?”I feel like “she” represents all women.3.what “rights and privileges” are the authorsdemanding?The rights and privileges that men had like being able to vote.4.What do you think the author means by the effortto make women “willing to lead a dependent andabject life?”I think the author means the stereotypical life of awoman. Being a mom, cleaning, cooking, notworking.

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