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Krishna Patel Period 6 Speech on Women's Rights in the 1800s In the 1800s women's rights changed tremendously. In the beginning of the 1800s women had no rights and were strictly housewives meant to raise children, and be strictly religious. Throughout the 1800s many changes took place within the roles and rights of women. Women during this time period were given chances for freedom. Women took advantage of these opportunities and changed their role in America. These changes applied on every level from women?s role in society, place of work and within the family unit. In the 1800s, women started to begin working in America. Around this time America had just began industrializing with the Industrial Revolution. ...read more.


The Industrial Revolution gave women the chance to work outside of the home and be more independent. In the 1800s many women became involved in American society. Women like Dorothea Dix created things like the Asylum Movement. This was when people with mental illnesses such as insanity were thought to have a spiritual problem or were even possessed by demons. This was thought to be practical at the time because America was a very religious society at that time. Dorothea Dix tried to give treatment to these mentally ill individuals. Her Asylum Movement was the first attempt at aiding people and this helped inspire the idea of education. There was a similar connection to women?s rights and having an education. ...read more.


Women started to get involved with political issues. Women wanted to end suffrage and vote. They also got involved with Abolition and Temperance Movements. This proves that women were trying to help the cause and abolish slavery, and that they were indeed involved with large political issues, and trying to have their voice heard. In the beginning of the 1800s women were silenced in the public and could not express themselves. Women strictly just stayed at home and raised children. The Industrial Revolution allowed women to work and develop a sense of individuality and independence. Women were able to leave the house and work. They even got involved with political issues and were learning. Women?s lives improved from the quality of their life and even their life span. The Industrial Revolution of the 1800s caused the changing place of women from a withdrawn stay at home mom to a class of important individualistic female citizens. ...read more.

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