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

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08 May 2018, 15:16
D. women’s demonstrations at rallies would influence men’s voting behavior

you know, I too kept D as a contender. But then i realized participation/turning out in rallies is not the same as demonstrations, as mentioned in D. "demonstrations", in this context, almost has connotation of "protest", which is not correct.

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TheRzS wrote:
arvind910619 wrote:
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
important influence? yes, sure. but Most is wrong.
Hope it helps. Let me know of any doubts.
RzS

why is D wrong here? It's implied that the women were invited because they have an impact on the voting behaviors
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14 May 2018, 08:01
4. According to the passage, which of the following was true of Virginia Democrats in the mid-1850’s?

A. They feared that their party was losing its strong moral foundation.

B. They believed that the Whigs’ inclusion of women in party politics had led to the Whigs’ success in many elections.

C. They created an ideology that justified the inclusion of women in party politics.

D. They wanted to demonstrate that they were in support of the woman’s rights movement.

E. They imitated the Whigs’ efforts to include women in the rituals of party politics

Can someone confirm my thinking: C is wrong because democrats did not "create" the ideology; they "assimilated it". Correct?
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# The fields of antebellum (pre-Civil War) political history

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