Are women property? Are they marriage partners? Are they only “vassals” (subordinates) of men?

– Are women property? Are they marriage partners? Are they only “vassals” (subordinates) of men?

-What was Abigail Adams asking for when she wrote, “Remember the ladies”? (Hint: It’s not equal rights. That would have been far too much to ask for.)

-What does she mean by “…all men would be tyrants…”?

-What does “despotism of the petticoat” mean?

-Why does Abigail Adams write a letter to her friend, Mercy Otis Warren, after receiving John Adams’ reply?

-What does she tell her friend?

-Do you think Abigail Adams felt like her husband had heard her pleas and respected her views? Explain.

-Why are the women mentioned on pages 187-189 of your textbook seen as revolutionaries?

-Were women represented in the Constitution? Explain.

-Are women now represented in the Constitution? Explain?

-What would a government set up by all women look like? (Currently Finland’s top government leaders are all women.)

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