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U.S. women's roles in the 1820s and 1830s

1. Describe the reconsideration of women's roles in the 1820s and 1830s, and explain what led to that reconsideration.

2. What were its roots in the past, and how did it shape the rest of the nineteenth century?

3. Compare and contrast ideas of womanhood in America today with concepts from 1830.

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1 & 2 ) During the 1820s and 1830s, commercial prosperity and industrial development swelled the ranks of property-owning farmers, merchants, professionals, and master manufacturers. The decline of household manufacturing, the separation of home and business, and the increased availability of consumer goods altered the lives of these emerging middle-class families and contributed to a hardening of distinctions between the private sphere of home and family and the public ...

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This solution outlines U.S. women's roles in the 1820s and 1830s. The solution also compares and contrasts ideologies of womanhood in America today with concepts from 1830.

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