Women's Role In The Age Of Reform

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The Age of Reform began when many women reacted to the conditions and inequalities of life in the 1820s. Women played a prominent role in the Religious and Reform Movements for many reasons. The evangelical teachings of the church about female worth struck deep in the hearts of many, and pushed them to bring their families back to God (Herrera). Women made up a great percent of the church and their attitudes brought forth a new way of thinking. Though women played a big role in this part in American history, they still had to face many obstacles along the way. Up to this point in American history, women were traditionally expected to care for children and watch the household. Families began having fewer children so there were more resources
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