Building a New Nation, 1783-1828Lee Boomer2021-01-28T07:48:09-05:00
1783 - 1828Building a New Nation
Jarena Lee, 1849. Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee: giving an account of her call to preach the gospel, frontispiece. Engraving. New-York Historical Society Library.
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Building a New Nation, 1783-1828 explores the foundation of the new nation, how women’s rights were suppressed in the formation of the new government, and the central roles women played in the creation of the new American identity.
In addition to laws, social rules governed women’s behavior between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Intended for affluent white women, these expectations reflected how society thought women should behave. Could and Should: Laws and Rules Affecting Women, 1765-1860 explores these social norms.
The story of Dolley Madison fiercely waiting for her husband and rescuing an iconic portrait of George Washington became part of the mythology of the War of 1812. Learn about two different sides to this story in Unofficial Politician: Dolley Madison in Washington.
Although the new nation was founded on the principal of individual liberty, the practice of slavery continued. Explore the Slavery in New York curriculum guide to learn about people who were enslaved in New York City through 1827.