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Unformatted text preview: universal white male suffrage • Middle class • Merit-based system – American Dream; if u work hard enough, you can one day achieve your dreams • Sentimentalism and marriage patriarch to paternalist – we see shifts in terms of familial relations as well as a result of this republican culture & this push towards democracy\ o Sentimentalism – stems from a movement in Europe called Romanticism, which challenged the rationalism of the Enlightenment; our Founding Fathers relied on reason to understand the world around them o When we think of the Romantics, we think of Francis Keats, Lord Pyron, people like that; & when we think of feeling, it’s not just love – it’s hate, pity, all types of feeling o Paternalist as opposed to authoritarian and patriarchal; fathers weren’t beating the living daylights out of their children/wives as they used; though some still did • Still Husbands control property...
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