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The Development of Domestic Ideology. Middle-Class Women and the Market Revolution. The Advent of Jacksonian Democracy. Jackson Frontier Hero Expansion of Democracy Fearful of Combining Economic, Political Power. Big Issue: Bank of the United States.

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The development of domestic ideology

The Development of Domestic Ideology

Middle-Class Women

and the Market Revolution


The advent of jacksonian democracy

The Advent of Jacksonian Democracy

  • Jackson Frontier Hero

  • Expansion of Democracy

  • Fearful of Combining Economic, Political Power


Big issue bank of the united states

Big Issue: Bank of the United States

  • Whigs: Provides Loans, Stability to Help Nation Grow

  • Democrats: Monster Bank that Concentrates Too Much Power


The development of domestic ideology1

The Development of Domestic Ideology

Middle-Class Women

and the Market Revolution


Can people who have no vote and no property influence politics

Can People Who Have No Vote and No Property Influence Politics?

  • Yes.

    B. No.


Before domestic ideology household family economy

BEFORE Domestic Ideology:Household Family Economy


Characteristics of household family economy

Characteristics of Household Family Economy

  • No division between home and work

  • Patriarchal (men controlled household, including children)

  • Women considered inferior to men in all respects


Around 1750 attitudes slowly began to change

Around 1750, Attitudes Slowly Began to Change

  • Influence of Enlightenment (Equality)


Around 1750 attitudes slowly began to change1

Around 1750, Attitudes Slowly Began to Change

  • Influence of Enlightenment (Equality)

  • Role of Women in Revolutionary War


Around 1750 attitudes slowly began to change2

Around 1750, Attitudes Slowly Began to Change

  • Influence of Enlightenment (Equality)

  • Role of Women in Revolutionary War

  • Falling Birthrates in Settled Areas


Domestic ideology and character of men women

Competitive, Ambitious

Analytical

Corruptible

Sphere: Economy and Politics (Public World)

Cooperative, Self-Sacrificing

Sentimental

Pious, Disinterested

Sphere: The Home (Private World)

Domestic Ideology and Character of Men, Women

MEN

WOMEN


Depicting differences between men and women

Depicting Differences between Men and Women


Sentimentality domestic ideology

Sentimentality & Domestic Ideology


Market revolution solidified domestic ideology

Market Revolution Solidified Domestic Ideology

  • Division of labor changed; men worked outside of home

  • Domestic ideology made economic change less frightening!


Republicanism virtue and domestic ideology

Republicanism, Virtue, and Domestic Ideology


Domestic ideology helped calm fears about virtue

Domestic Ideology Helped Calm Fears about “Virtue”

  • Women could act as a moral counterweight to men.

  • Women could educate children about proper republican virtues.


Domestic ideology limited political and economic opportunities for women

Domestic Ideology Limited Political and Economic Opportunities for Women

  • Women could NOT participate in politics (no right to vote).

  • Married women could not hold jobs.


Which of the following is true about domestic ideology

Which of the Following is True about Domestic Ideology?

  • A. Glorified Women’s Work in the Home

  • B. Devalued Women’s Work in the Home

  • C. Both A and B (I haven’t done the reading and I’m hoping this is a trick question).


Under separate spheres women could not work

Under Separate Spheres, Women Could not Work

  • A. Yes-- the whole idea is that women are excluded from public life.

  • B. No—this is to easy and must be another trick question.


Some advantages for women in domestic ideology

Some Advantages for Womenin Domestic Ideology

  • Control of the Household


Some advantages for women in domestic ideology1

Some Advantages for Womenin Domestic Ideology

  • Control of the Household

  • Expanded Educational Opportunities


Some advantages for women in domestic ideology2

Some Advantages for Womenin Domestic Ideology

  • Control of the Household

  • Expanded Educational Opportunities

  • Interaction with Other Women: “Bonds of Womanhood”


Did domestic ideology describe reality for most women

Did Domestic Ideology Describe Reality for Most Women?

  • Yes, of course—it was the dominant middle-class way of thinking.

  • No—Most women were not middle class.


Did domestic ideology describe reality for most women1

Did Domestic Ideology Describe Reality for Most Women?

NO!!


Women excluded from domestic ideology

Women Excluded from Domestic Ideology

Northeast:

Farm Families,

Poor Women, and

Immigrants

West:

Most

Rural

Women

South:

Most White

Women and

All Slave Women


Yet domestic ideology still very important

Yet Domestic Ideology Still Very Important!

  • White Middle Class Grew Rapidly; Powerful in Politics, Economy

  • Domestic Ideology Dominated Culture and Literature

  • “Outsiders” Sometimes Sought Respectability through Domestic Ideology


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