History Chapter 9 Summary

History Chapter 9 Summary - Robert Wu Mr. Riotto US I AP GL...

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Robert Wu US I AP – GL Mr. Riotto 12/10/08 Following the Revolutionary War from 1776 to 1790, social equality which weakened the backbone of slavery, a separation of church and state, and a decrease in the gender gap occurs. For example, the Anglican Church became the Protestant Episcopal Church and the Continental Congress called for the abolition of slavery in 1774 and Philadelphia Quakers created an antislavery society in 1775. Nevertheless, women still did traditional women’s work, slavery still existed for the most part, and blacks were discriminated against in states abolishing slavery. In 1776, the Continental Congress asked the colonies to create constitutions and therefore officially declare statehood. Massachusetts’ constitution was created through a special convention of presenting it directly to the people. Similarities between state constitutions included a democratic unicameral government demonstrated by the representation of poorer western areas and eventually helped create a confederation.
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