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News Anchor: On tonight’s broadcast an exclusive interview with Elizabeth and James Monroe the democratic-republican candidate of the upcoming election of 1816.

Good evening and thank you for joining us on the nightly show, I’m Lisbeth Lopez. We are going to send you out to the Dirty Jerz with My co-host who is going to be discussing the hot topic women’s involvement in politics.

Obama: Hello and welcome to all! I am Barack Obama. I am here with Mr. and Mrs. Monroe, thank you for being here.

James Monroe: Thank you for having us.

Obama: My first question is for Elizabeth Monroe. Do believe women can play an active role in politics?

Elizabeth: Yes, of course. Women make up half of our nations population and we should be able to voice our opinions and help our men make a decision on whom to vote for. We can also partipate by collecting donations or attending meetings. We need a candidate who is going to represent ALL of interest well not just men.

Obama: we said Mrs.Monroe. Folks at home don’t go anywhere we will be back after these short messages.

Narrator: Rufus King says he is the perfect candidate and yet here is his making young children cry. King believes women are not suited for politics because of their great influence on men. King hates women who try to have a voice.

Hilary: a vote for Rufus king is no vote at all. #savethewomen #votejamesmonroe

James Monroe- My name is James Monroe and I approve of this message

Obama: so Let me be clear for our viewers at home, Do you agree with the statement Mr. Monroe that women should have a voice in politics?

James: yes, I do. Federalist like my opponent disagree. Party conflicts are what take us away from what is really important. The people. Women’s good morals and natural ability to pull us back down to see what is actually important is what politics lacks. We are moving into a liberal thinking society. Restraints from closed-minded politicians will only holds us back from the unavoidable reality. Women are going to continue to be free thinkers whether we agree with them or not.

Obama: Wise words from James Monroe and his wife Elizabeth. You heard it here first from what I believe is our future president. Thank you once again for your time.


James Monroe- THANKS OBAMA






James Monroe: I (James Monroe) believe women should have a vote. You are the backbone of the family and deserve a voice. “You deserve a more active and assertive role in politics” (Zagarri 77). As your president, I believe “your role in politics is a sign of your political importance and is an affirmation of your connection with polity” (Zagarri 77). I believe to include to include women will not doom entire political project.


Federalist: As a federalist, I believe politics may consume the feminine virtues; “political discussion agitates women's passions, roughens our manner, and discomposes the garb of the female modesty” (Zagarri 77).


Anti- Federalist woman: As a female my vote is in James Monroe. I do deserve a voice and whether my voice in heard through the decision of my husband or son, I trust they will make the best decision for my family. This doesn't take away my virtues as a female but gives my equal representation or a voice.


James Monroe:

And there you have it! I’m James Madison and I approve this message.




Zagarri, Rosemarie. Revolutionary Backlash. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press.

2007. Print












Dialogue: Federalist Party

Title: Charles Carter Campaign 1816

Charles Carter-Federalist Party:

“I Charles Carter, a candidate for the Federalist Party, am here to proclaim and fight for all the natural rights you are, including those at home unable to vote. Women, we understand your hardships in taking care of our young ones and the responsibilities of the home. You are not forgotten!

From an early time, you have been denied the rights of a higher education to voice your unique opinion, but with your strength you have been able to defy the separation sexes. (p48)

(P26) Before the Revolution, your subordination to men was held steady in American society. Prior to marriage you were under the control of your father, thereafter your husband took over. However, you have gained a fraction of your own identity. Remember those women like (p40-42) Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Vindication of the Rights of Women, (p40) who fought for your individual rights such as gaining greater education and economic opportunities, however, she did not believe in our “messy” political system. With that said, even without having a direct vote, I rely on your opinion and influence in this upcoming election.

How you ask?

At home, raise our children with your virtuous guidance (p146), but with our political ideals in mind. At political rallies, represent the Federalists well. Wear our golden Federalist eagles on dresses and bonnets and speak proudly on our behalf. (p115)

(p36)Just because New Jersey failed to work out regarding your voting rights and political influence, we still want you to be actively participating in the most way you can within your household.

(Wife) Sally Carter:

“In support of my husband! Women don’t lose hope. Stay strong in fighting for your Federalist candidate. (p116)  We urge for your continuation and involvement regardless of rising tensions between our great Federalists and the evil Republicans.”