Sources & Definitions
The freeing of someone from slavery
When someone is legally responsible for the care of another
(or intersectional theory) The study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination or discrimination
Your “position” in social structures based on identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.
When someone votes on behalf of someone else because they are unable to vote themselves
The right to vote
War for Empire
(1756-1763) A war fought by Britain against France and their American Indian allies, part of the conflict known in Europe as the Seven Years' War. Britain, emerging victorious, took possession of the French territories in Canada and became the dominant colonial power in North America
Sources & Additional Resources
- “1776 New Jersey law.” State of New Jersey.
- Bloomfield, Joseph. “Laws of the State of New Jersey.” Compiled and Published under the Authority of the Legislature:. Trenton: James J. Wilson. 1811. (pages 33-37)
- Blythe, Bob. “Stories from the Revolution”.
- Davis, Kenneth C. “America’s True History of Religious Tolerance.” Smithsonian Magazine.
- Holt, Karen. “Massachusetts’ Lydia Chapin Taft Cast America’s First Vote by a Woman.” Examiner.com
- “New Jersey Recognizes the Right of Women to Vote,” First Principles Series. The Heritage Foundation. Primary Sources.
- Sir William Blackstone quote: “Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England Book the First: Chapter the Fifteenth:Of Husband and Wife.” Yale Law School, The Avalon Project.
- “Who Voted in Early America”. Constitutional Rights Foundation.
- Zainakin, Jamil S., and John C. Inscoe. “Progressive Era”. New Georgia Encyclopedia.
- “Durable White Supremacy: Belle Kearney Puts Black Man in Their Place”. History Matters.
- “Class Versus Gender: Catt Taps Middle-Class and Nativist Fears to Boost Women’s Causes”. History Matters.
- “Woman Suffrage”. Encyclopædia Britannica.
- “Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders”. National Women’s History Museum.
- “Abigail Adams Urges Her Husband to 'Remember the Ladies'”. History.com
- Maryland History Leaflet No. 1, Prepared for use of Government House by the Maryland State Archives (Conjecture painting and Brent’s request for vote)