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Unformatted text preview: Describe in details the status of women in the US during the 1800s. What were the social and legal hurdles that women faced during this period? How did they try to overcome them? _______________________________________________________________________ In early societies there was a difference in the treatment of men and women. Because of gender women were treated unfairly. During the 1800s American women had no equal rights with men. Women have been seen as someone to have children, to cook, to clean, and someone who does not deserve rights. Women were considered unequal to their male companions legally and socially. As it was observed by Henry David Thoreau in Civil Disobedience, women were subjected to secondary class. There were no chances for women to get an education then because no college or university would accept a female, except for a few. Therefore, womens education was limited to learning domestic skills. Women were totally dependent on men. They could not vote, own property, go to domestic skills....
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