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Womens Fight to Become Educated Before the Revolutionary War education was undergoing many changes One of these changes was that many people like the Puritans felt that education was the key to help a person be successful in life The idea was that if you were successful in life then you would be spiritually successful also The only problem with the Puritans ideas was that it left out women For a woman in order to be successful she had to raise her family in the way of the Church and obey her husband If she were to do this she would achieve spiritual success But the philosophy was mainly focused on the breadwinners of the family A womans role in society was not as noticeable to achieve merit Their primary role was to stay at home and take care of the children Also they would help their husband in many of his daily activities Women were being excluded from education society and power The turning point for women though was the Revolutionary War Many women were left at home to take care of all of the responsibilities around the house or farm With this new set of responsibilities women began to think a little bit They began to wonder why they hadnt been able to obtain any sort of social power The fact remains that women had no power at this time because of historical reasons Historically men had been the heads of the household And with the strong religious beliefs of the time women couldnt change that The Bible was a clear-cut answer to who should run the home A womans function from the perspective of the Bible was to be a mother and to be obedient to their husbands Women didnt need education in order to be mothers and or to be obedient Women had been educated before the turn of the Revolutionary War But the education they were
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