every human has free will and they can grow through self-judgment and self- knowledge, which the Official Seal of Arkansas lacks. b. The Official Seal of Arkansas has an image of a woman holding a cap of liberty. She is supposed to represent freedom brought upon by the market revolution, so if slavery was added to this image it would contradict the Seal’s message of liberty. 8. How did the market revolution impact a women’s place in society? How did the Shoemaker Strike in Lynn, MA highlight a growing trend during the market revolution? The market revolution was a turning point in women’s lives up to a certain extent. As the market revolution took place, women also sought to go out in the world and work. Opportunities were given to them by the Lowell Mills where young unmarried women could go to work. But despite being able to work, there were quite a lot of disadvantages. Women could not choose jobs at their free will as only low-paying jobs were available to them where the wages were far less than that of the men. Married women could not earn money under their own name. Many of the lower class, poor women had jobs as servants or in shoemaking, hatmaking, and clothing manufacture, which they could do from home. But as the market revolution grew, the idea of Cult of Domesticity evolved from Republican Motherhood. His new philosophy emphasized gender roles for women. It brought up new ideas of femininity such as sexual innocence, beauty, frailty, and dependence on men. These ideas of femininity were promoted by The Young Lady’s Book, a very famous magazine targeted towards young females. This idea also addressed women’s roles in the household. According to Domesticity, women were responsible for creating a positive environment in the house and teaching their children about nationalism and teaching them to be responsible citizens. It emphasized the idea that women are meant to stay home and men are the ones who are supposed to go out in the corrupted world. This restricted a woman’s participation in the outside world even more. Males should be the head of the household and be the money-maker as part of social justice. According to many, tearing women away from the domestic spheres and put into labor disrupted this social justice. The Shoemaker Strike in Lynn, MA was when eight hundred women operatives walked off their jobs. This strike was arranged because the women claimed that they were being treated like slaves. They were paid low wages and labored for around 11 hours every
day. This strike called for higher wages and shorter working hours. This revolt shows a growing trend caused by the market revolution: a divide between social classes. It created a stronger barrier between wealthy merchants and poor workers. IAETSO (Identify & Explain the significance of) Part 1 Erie Canal: 363-mile canal in northern New York which finished its construction in 1825.
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