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Act passed by the New York legislature in 1848
I.the real and personal property of any female who may hereafter marry, and which she shall own at the time of her marriage, and the rents, issues, and porfits thereof shall not be subject to the power of her husband nor be liable for his debts and shall continue her sole and separate property as if she were a single female.
II. it shall be lawful for any married female to receive by gift grant device or bequest from any person other than her husband and to hold to her sole and separate use as if she were single female real and personal property and the rents , issues and profits therof and the same shall not be subject to the power her husband nor be liable for his debts

1. the Act of 1848 was most likely written to correct which of the following situations

a. fewer women were marrying int the mid-1800 than earlier in the century
b. men were becoming more financially dependent on women and neglecting the affairs of industry
c. married women were not legally able to do what they wished to their property
d. employers were discriminating against married women in the workplace
E. single women were not permitted to own property

2. which of the following statements might be used to defend the Act of 1848?

a. the right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches shall not be violated
b. the right of the citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied
c. governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
d. there are no men's or women's rights; there are only human rights

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    1. c or d not sure
    2. d

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  2. 1. is definitely c. There's no mention of women in the workplace.

    2. Right.

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