Women in the Jacksonian Era
An analysis of how American women challenged accepted notions of their place in society during the presidency of Andrew Jackson.
“In American colonial society, women were generally considered as inferior to men. Not until the Jacksonian era did women begin to openly challenge in any consequential way their seemingly inferior position in society, and even then reform was slow to begin, as male stereotypes were virtually innate. The Jacksonian age saw the commencement of a significant rise in the status of women as activists continued to press for equality and reform movements pressed on, though the actual results of this reform were not seen until well after the Jacksonian era. ”