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American Woman Changes In America The role of American women has changed significantly from the time the nation was born to the modern era of the 1950s and 1960s Many people believed that womens talent and energies would be put to the better use in the new republic Clinton 3 Clearly showing that society have seen the importance of the womens talents and that their skills can be very useful exploited this and thus the change of the womens role was inevitable Society have understood that the roles of women playe d an important role on all parts of life To understand the significant change in the role of the women is to understand its roots Traditionally women in colonial America were limited in the roles they played or limited in their spheres of influence Women were once seen as only needed to b ear children and care for them Their only role was domestic related to activities such as cooking and cleaning A married woman shared her husbands status and often lived with his family The woman was denied any legal control over her possession land money or even her own children after a divorce In a sense she was the possession of her husband after marriage She was a legal incompetent as children idiots and criminals were under English law As feme covert she was stripped of all property once married the clothes on her back her personal possessions--whether valuable mutable or merely sentimental--and even her body became her husbands to direct to manage and to use Once a child was born to the couple her land too came under his control Berkin 14 The majority of women in the colonies lived in rural agricultural settings Berkin 139 Their daily routines dictated how they would be seen in society Agrarian women did the cooking spinning weaving and the housework The men were involved in
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