Although, on hearing of the dastardly act of the Paxton men, Governor Penn issued warrants for their arrest, the people of the town refused to assist the police in bringing the perpetrators to book because they sympathized with them. However, the Paxton Boys did not relent; they went further to massacre the other fourteen Indians who were being protected by the provincial head. To make matter worse, on learning about another larger group of Indians who have been converted to Christianity and are been sheltered in Philadelphia, they decided to match to Philadelphia in large number with the i...
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...He also ended the letter with prayers for the Danbury Christians.(Jefferson)
Although, Jefferson’s tenure as the president brought about some monumental reforms politically, religiously, and economically; it was also not free from conflicts. In the 1830s and 1880s, the United States witnessed mixture of wars (racial and political) evangelical reforms that addressed wide range of cultural issues: Indian Removal, slavery, and prostitution. But one issue that generated so much controversy among the evangelical anti-slavery movement was the issue of women rights in a male dominant society. Certain women organizations had opposed only male leadership as regards clerical duties; they also agitated for rights for prostitutes, Native Americans, and slaves. These events all come together into Women’s Rights movement that advocated for women’s voting rights and equal rights.
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