Republican motherhood

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Republican motherhood

  1. 1. The Glory Days
  2. 2. The Cult of DomesticityCult of True WomanhoodRepublican Motherhood
  3. 3. SadThese days are done The women won And now supper Is late
  4. 4. Time Period• Started during the American Revolution through the early 1800’s
  5. 5. Who it affected?• It was only a prevailing view for the middle and upper classes of the U.S. and Great Britain in the 19th century.• Usually literate women in the Northeastern part of the U.S.
  6. 6. Requirements• Calm• Nurturing• loving/faithful wife• Passive/delicate• Need to clean• Sandwich making
  7. 7. In the Cult of Domesticity women hadfour cardinal virtues that they abided.
  8. 8. 1. Piety• believed to be more religious and spiritual than men
  9. 9. 2. Purity• pure in heart, mind, and body• To lead and influence a calm and healthy enviorment in their house hold
  10. 10. 3. Submission• men dictated all actions and decisions• Cared for their child’s needs over their own• “Perpetual Childhood”
  11. 11. 4. Domesticity• Division between work and home• Men went to work to earn a living• Women stayed at home to create a safe haven for her child and husband
  12. 12. Most Influential Girls Today
  13. 13. Abigail Adams• Believed in woman’s rights to an extent• Companions• Men cold be tyrants• Thought slavery was evil
  14. 14. The Shame at Seneca Falls• Wanted more power• Chore decline• Jealous
  15. 15. The Evil OnesLucretia Mott Elizabeth Cady Stanton Who would want to marry these two?
  16. 16. Impact on society• Gave men a sense that women did have some importance.• Women continued to serve the men• Woman had more opportunities for education
  17. 17. “Republican Motherhood”• Compared to a Spartan lifestyle• Mothers taught their children the importance of sacrificing yourself for the good of the country
  18. 18. Why Important?• It isn’t• Stepping stones for marriage life• Start of woman’s rights
  19. 19. How things are today?• Women have 98% equality as men• Women have become lazy• Some still respect old ways• All-Stars

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