The Legal Rights of Married Women: Reforming the Law of Coverture
Essential questions: [At the end of this unit you should be able to answer all of the following using specific names, dates, locations, events (i.e. proper nouns!), to demonstrate your understanding of the significant concepts listed below.]
In what ways did the Second Great Awakening in the North influence TWO of the following?
The cult of domesticity
In what ways did the early nineteenth-century reform movements for abolition and women's right illustrate both the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the early American republic?
Analyze the ways in which supporters of slavery in the nineteen century used legal, religious, and economic arguments to defend the institution of slavery.
Identify THREE of the following and evaluate the relative importance of each of the THREE in promoting the abolition of slavery.
"Any activity that throws woman into the attitude of a combatant, either for herself or others, lies outside her appropriate sphere." (Catharine Beecher, 1837) To what extent did women agree with this view in the decades before the Civil War?
"American reform movements between 1820 and 1860 reflected both optimistic and pessimistic view of human nature and society." Assess the validity of this statement in reference to reform movements in THREE of the following areas:
Use TWO of the following categories to analyze the ways in which African Americans created a distinctive culture in slavery.
Know the following. Be prepared to identify, define, and explain the significance of the people, places, and events listed below. They appear roughly in the order in which they appear in the text chapters, left to right, top to bottom.