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The fields of antebellum (pre-Civil War) political history

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1)When you first read a passage, focus on the author's DICTION.
The details are not that important.
What matters is HOW those details are expressed.
Paragraph 1: Since women were neither voters nor politicians, they receive little discussion.
Implication of the portion in red:
Political historians are WRONG.
The role of women should receive MORE DISCUSSION.
Paragraph 1: Women’s historians, meanwhile, have shown little interest in the subject of party politics.
implication of the portion in red:
Women's historians are WRONG.
They should show MORE INTEREST in the subject of party politics.
Paragraph 2: Most historians have underestimated the extent and significance of women’s political allegiance in the antebellum period.
Implication of the portion in red:
Most historians are WRONG.
They have UNDERESTIMATED the role of women.
In both paragraphs, the choice of language makes the author's position clear:
Historians are WRONG not to discuss the role of women in antebellum politics.
Only C describes the author's primary purpose: to point out a DEFICIENCY -- that historians are WRONG not to discuss the role of women in antebellum politics.
The correct answer is C.
2)The relevant line, again: According to Whig propaganda, women who turned out at the party's rallies gathered information that enabled them to mold party-loyal families, reminded men of moral values that transcended party loyalty, and conferred moral standing on the party.
We get a list of positive consequences of the women attending these rallies. Notice the difference in the language between E and C.
E. women’s presence at rallies would enhance the moral standing of the party
C. women’s reform activities reminded men of important moral values
The sentence is about the impact of the women's presence at the rallies, not about their reform activities.
3)"By the mid-1850’s the inclusion of women in the rituals of party politics had become commonplace, and the ideology that justified such inclusion had been assimilated by the Democrats". Democrats didn't created an idelogy, instead they understood the ideology and due to this option C is wrong and E is correct.
4)The first sentence of the second paragraph: However, most historians have underestimated the extent and significance of women's political allegiance in the antebellum period. The rest of the paragraph details the important role that women played in the Whig and Democratic parties in the 1840's. This notion is captured in C.
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Q4: According to the second paragraph of the passage (lines 20-42), Whig propaganda included the assertion that

A. women should enjoy more political rights than they did

B. women were the most important influences on political attitudes within a family

C. women’s reform activities reminded men of important moral values

D. women’s demonstrations at rallies would influence men’s voting behavior

E. women’s presence at rallies would enhance the moral standing of the party
Why option B is wrong here ?
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This question was also asked in EP1
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Q4: According to the second paragraph of the passage (lines 20-42), Whig propaganda included the assertion that
A. women should enjoy more political rights than they did
B. women were the most important influences on political attitudes within a family
C. women’s reform activities reminded men of important moral values
D. women’s demonstrations at rallies would influence men’s voting behavior
E. women’s presence at rallies would enhance the moral standing of the party
Why option B is wrong here ?


Hi there,

I'll give you my reasoning, please let me know if you spot gap.
Passage tells us
According to Whig propaganda,
women who turned out at the
party’s rallies gathered information
that enabled them to mold party-loyal
families, reminded men of moral values
that transcended party loyalty, and
conferred moral standing on the party


The highlighted portions are almost verbatim to the wording in E: women’s presence at rallies would enhance the moral standing of the party


B. women were the most important influences on political attitudes within a family
Most important influences? ummm not sure about that. Tad extreme.
important influence? yes, sure. but Most is wrong.

Hope it helps. Let me know of any doubts.
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