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Series of legal reforms, marriage, divorce, child treatment, adoption Joel Bishop – distills what the law is (purpose of a treatise) – what the rule seems to be Marriage starts off as a contract – between one man and one woman Historical – marriage can always be between two human beings A father used to be able to sue if a man seduced his daughter Mid 19 th Century, seduction laws begin to disappear - Progressive laws for women’s independence Women’s suffrage – 19 th Amendment Eugenics movement – improve the species and descrease the amount of defects - Decrease disease - “Survival of the fittest” - State should take an interest in the health of those who get married o Were not supposed to marry interracially (mixing human with…) o Had to get tested for venereal diseases o Must have a sound mind to make contracts Reynolds v. United States Missouri Compromise – Cannot prescribe rules for a state to be admitted into the Union Utah can be admitted into the Union because it says that polygamy is illegal
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