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U.S. History 2.4 Social Change We’re going to take a closer look at what people of this era were saying about social issues at the time by performing what’s called a “close read” of certain primary documents. This is similar to the APPARTS scaffold you’ve used in previous lessons, in that you’re going to read samples from various reformers from the Gilded Age/Progressive era, and there’s going to be a set of questions connected to them. This assignment is worth 17 points, each question below is worth 1 point and your reflection paragraph is worth 5 points. This quote is from the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions from the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. He has endeavored, in every way that he could, to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self- respect, and to make willing to lead a dependent and abject life. Now, in view of this entire disfranchisement one-half the people of this country, their social and religious degradation--in view of the unjust laws above mentioned, and because women do feel themselves aggrieved, oppressed, and fraudulently deprived of their most sacred rights, we insist that they have immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which long to them as citizens of the United States. Questions: 1. Who is “he,” according to the authors? Someone (male) who seems to be strongly against women/their rights 2. Who is “she?” A female who feels themselves oppressed and deprived of rights 3. what “rights and privileges” are the authors demanding?

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