The purpose of the “Document Analysis” assignments is to help you to practice making evidence based arguments about history. There is a brief introduction to each prompt. Chose a topic that interests you. Take time to carefully study each of the sources given, keeping in mind what you might want to argue and sources that support your argument. Then write. The document analysis should be between 2-3 pages, typed and double spaced. There is no need to include a title page or section for your name and class information since Canvas keeps track of that. Focus your analysis on the content, which needs to include a clear thesis statement, evidence and facts that support the thesis, proper citation and a conclusion that summarizes your argument.
Answer only one question from one of the prompts. Be sure to type the question you are answering above your response. The first paragraph should clearly state your position and 2-3 points you intend to discuss as support for your position. The paragraphs that follow should be a discussion of your main points and should include an analysis (an explanation of how and why these points support your position) of the facts and referencing of the sources. Be sure to cite your references, from the prompt and the course text, within your your document (not at the end). The last paragraph (the conclusion) should be a summation of the points that support your position.
Since the founding of the nation in 1787 women in American have essentially been treated as “second class citizens” meaning they did not have the same status, or the same economic and political opportunities as men. As you read the following documents consider what factors may have led to women becoming more outspoken about their lack of equality during the Antebellum period and want demands they made to secure that equality.
“From Antislavery to Women’s Rights 1838; Angelina Grimke (Links to an external site.)”
“A Fourierist Newspaper Criticizes The Nuclear Family 1844 (Links to an external site.)”
“Woman in the Nineteenth Century 1845; Margaret Fuller (Links to an external site.)”
“The Rights and the Condition of Women 1846; Samuel J. May (Links to an external site.)”
“Seneca Falls Declaration 1848; Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Links to an external site.)”
“Ain’t I a Woman? 1851; Sojourner Truth (Links to an external site.)”
Women in 19th century America have been described as “domestic household slaves” referring to their status in society. From the documents, what is the evidence?
From the Seneca Falls document, what grievances have not been addressed and explain why.