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The American Revolution. Chapter 7. 7.1. A colonial Woman argues for Equal Rights,1776. Abigail Adams writes to her husband John about supporting women while he was at the Continental Congress.

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The American Revolution

Chapter 7


A colonial Woman argues for Equal Rights,1776

  • Abigail Adams writes to her husband John about supporting women while he was at the Continental Congress.

  • John writes back, basically saying that men know better to give power to women and repeal to their “Masculine” systems.

Congress decides what to do with the western lands,1785


  • This excerpt explained the process of the land ordinance of 1785.

  • Surveyors were appointed by congress to divide the territory into townships.

  • It established provisions for the land to be used for public education and property taxes.

Territorial Governments are established by congress,1787


  • This article explains the Northwest Ordinance and the qualifications for governor and secretary of the state.

  • It also explains the appointment of the court and judges.

Massachusetts Farmers take up arms in revolt against taxes, 1786


  • Daniel Gray and Thomas Grover explain the problems within Shays’ Rebellion.

  • One of the reasons was that the citizens did not like the process of collecting debts.

Critical Thinking

  • Most insightful was the Land ordinance of 1785.

  • better understanding

  • gave a lot of detail

  • Goes through the whole process

Conquest and Survival,1860-1900

Chapter 18

Helen Hunt Jackson, The thrill of western Railroading, 1878


  • This article expresses the excitement of first-time travelers going through the west.

  • There were many different kinds of people traveling, with many different languages on board.

  • There were people from poor to rich.

  • The train station was filled with tons of people and looked very structured.

Bill Haywood, Miners and Cowboys,1887


  • This article explained the typical life of miners and cowboys.

  • Miners have many dangers such as diseases, lead poisoning, and falling rocks.

  • Cowboys had long days, and mainly worked with cattle.

D.W.C. Duncan, How Allotment Impoverishes the Indian, 1906


  • This article talks about mainly the Dawes Act.

  • It says all the Cherokee people were prosperous and had farms.

  • The Indians felt like they had everything once the Dawes Act was passed.

Charles and Nellie Wooster, Letters from Frontier, 1872


  • In this section, it is full of letters from Charley and his wife.

  • Charley explains to his wife that he wants her to come live with him because he doesn't like to do the household things that she usually does for him.

  • They discuss money problems and housing renovations.

  • In the end, charley's wife goes through with the moving.

Critical Thinking

  • Most insightful was the one about miners and cowboys.

  • More of an idea of what they went through.

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