I long to hear that you have declared an

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29. "I long to hear that you have declared an independency—and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation. That your Sex are Naturally Tyrannical is a Truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute, but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of Master for the more tender and endearing one of Friend." --Adams, Abigail. Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776. 4 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society Which of the following was the most direct effect on women of the new nation's need for an informed citizenry? a. the extension of voting rights to all white women b. the development of the ideology of republican motherhood c. the admission of women to formerly all-male colleges d. the decline of educational opportunities available to women
30. "...the commotions in Massachusetts hurried me back to Boston...Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties, have been perpetually operating against each other and against the federal head ... Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government... , are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly. This is a deception equal to any that has been hitherto entertained. That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness. The people who are the insurgents have never paid any or but very little taxes. But they see the weakness of government: they feel at once their own poverty compared with the opulent, and their own force, and they are determined to make use of the latter in order to remedy the former .... " --Henry Knox, Letter to George Washington, 1786 Which of the following best reflects Henry Knox's assessment of the Articles of Confederation government?

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