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Unformatted text preview: erred to as “Influence” • Her job to use her “influence” on her husband • Attempt to smooth out the rough edges, make him a better person • Women are not allowed to be involved in politics – influence your husband Women’s Sphere Women’s Sphere • The idea that women are morally superior will lead to other changes • Increased education – educated woman makes a superior wife • Higher education still closed to women Women’s Sphere Women’s Sphere • Expansion of taxpayer financed public • • • • schools Women will start to replace men as teachers Paid less – saving taxpayer money Teacher shortage – more men going into business Moral superiority – Use her influence on small children Abolition Movement Abolition Movement • Movement to end slavery began with religious groups – Quakers • Movement begins to expand in the 1820s • Women will be accused of leaving their sphere – getting involved in politics • By 1837 – 1300 Anti­Slavery societies William Lloyd Garrison William Lloyd Garrison • Formed –New England Anti­Society in • • • • • Boston Published a anti­slavery newspaper “The Liberator” Banded in the South Demanded immediate freedom for slaves Also supported equal rights for women Abolition and Women’s Rights Abolition and Women’s Rights • • • • Splits the Abolition Movement Anti­Slavery Anti­Slavery, women’s rights, moral reform Women start to compare their lives to those of the slaves • Lack of freedom or voice in society • By 1840s ending slavery is a world­wide issue Abolition and Women’s Rights Abolition and Women’s Rights • • • • • • 1846 – London Anti­Slavery Convention Several Americans in attendance Lucretia Mott – Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women were not allowed into the hall Compromise reached Women could sit up in the balcony behind a curtain • Not allowed to partake in discussions Women’s Rights Women’s Rights • • • • First Women’s Rights Convention July 19 & 20,1848 – Seneca Falls, NY “Declaration of Sentiments” Most radical idea – Right to vote Jackson’s Presidency Jackson’s Presidency • Members of his cabinet will be close friends and supporters • Accused predecessors of creating a group of elite self­serving bureaucrats • Insisted that federal jobs required no special expertise or training • Proposed to rotate honest hard­working citizens in and out of civil service jobs Jackson’s Presidency Jackson’s Presidency • Political Patronage = Spoils System • Rewarding those who were loyal and support you with government jobs • 8 years in office fewer than 20% of civil servants replaced • Appointed loyal Democrats • Pulled from elite class Jackson and Native Americans Jackson and Native Americans • Some tribes in the Southeastern US had • • • • • • started to adopt white mans culture Cherokee Nation the most successful Written language Constitution based on ours, court system Two house legislature Some married into white society Some owned slaves Andrew Jackson and Native Americans Andrew Jackson and Native Americans • Jackson viewed Indians as trou...
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