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Women in the American Revolution

What specific results of the American Revolution created an increased need for women to be educated?

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As you offer ideas about why and how the American Revolution opened opportunities for women's education, please allow my ideas to help:

First, please note that education was very important to the new republic. Because most citizens believed that "an educated person made the best citizen. Schools for girls began to appear, teaching reading, writing, and needlework" ( You may even cite how Benjamin Rush's plans for women's education were inseparable from his republican ideas about society and politics ( Revolutionary leaders ...

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The role of women in the American Revolution is examined.