United States History Question of the Day

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Colonial Women


"Mary Freake and Daughter," aritst unknown
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131417:

Historian Carl Degler described the American colonies as "a paradise for women." One reason for that designation was because American women

A) could vote for representatives in colonial assemblies
B) in the backcountry had virtually no responsibilities
C) and men were completely equal in church affairs
D) particularly in New England, were more likely to be literate than European women
E) outnumbered men

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