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Citzenship%20Rights - Citizenship Rights Benefits In 1776...

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Citizenship Rights & Benefits In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John, one of the U.S. “founding fathers”: "In the new code of laws, remember the ladies and do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands.” John Adams replied, "I cannot but laugh. Depend upon it, we know better than to repeal our masculine systems.” Jefferson argued that non-whites and women lacked reason due to emotions (Young 1990, 111).
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“…women are naturally subordinate to men…the male  is naturally fitter to command than the female, except  when there is some departure from nature…”   (Artistotle in  The Politics ). false dichotomy  was set up in political writings of  ; this supported a  discourse of the  public as separate from the private the home; this also supported a  divide between  independent (men; “employed” outside the home)  and [economically] dependent (women and  children; the home). ignoring interdependency  & family-run businesses.
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Rousseau, Locke, Kant, Greeks, Romans, etc. political  philosophy of the “ideal citizen”   scholars “have traced  the exclusion of women from Anglo-American concepts  of citizenship to these canonical writings…the ‘universal  citizen’ defined in these writings is in fact male”  (Glenn  2002, 20-21).   Property-less white men in the U.S. argued for their own  citizenship rights based on the possibility that  they could  own property 
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