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-Don’t Trust James Monroe.

-James Monroe doesn’t want women to be able to vote. This includes your mom, your wife, and maybe even your daughter. This is all despite the fact that women are pretty much capable of doing all the same things that men can do.

-James Monroe owns several slaves! His overseers treat his slaves so terribly that he could hypothetically write an entire book about it. So ask yourself America, is this really what we need? Do we really want another sexist and racist in office? Answer honestly.

-James Monroe is in serious debt. He has an expensive lifestyle. So how can we expect a man to run this country when he can’t even control his own impulses? And how can we defend our country and equality?

-Well, that’s easy. Vote Federalist. Vote for Rufus King.

Rufus stands for: Women’s rights, anti-slavery legislation, financial security, but most importantly he stands for America.

-Vote for Rufus King. Vote for a better America.

-“I’m Rufus King, and I approve this message.”

  • Elizabeth Monroe (speaking):
    • This November…
    • You the American people will freely elect the next president of this great nation…
    • I, Elizabeth Monroe encourage you to think of the following when you cast your vote:
      • My Husband, James Monroe served as the Secretary of State AND the Secretary of War
      • He will be the last founding father to be able to be president
      • He yields from the commonwealth of Virginia, where our last four great presidents yield from
      • He has excellent relationships with foreign nations, serving as the United States Minister to France and Great Britain
      • But most importantly, James Monroe believes that women should be involved in political politics
      • He believes that woman’s opinions should be valued just as much as men’s
    • The opposing candidate, Rufus King:
      • comes from a political party that did not support the War of 1812…
      • Has only held 2 offices compared to Monroe’s 8
      • Believes that women are not suited to be involved in political politics
    • Do we really want someone so inexperienced and unsupportive of women’s rights running this country?
    • I don’t think so..
    • I, Elizabeth Monroe, A woman, encourage you to make the right decision and vote James Monroe


Script HY 103 Video Project


Taylor Mooney and Logan Gross

Dr. Kopelson

HY 103

27 February 2015


Before the election of 1816, women's roles in regards to politics were largely restricted to the homes they lived in. “They would encourage in their husbands and children toleration and respect for opposing political views (Zagarri 130)”, but were expected not to voice their opinions elsewhere.


Woman 1: “I really wish you would listen to my political views. I know more than you think I do.”


Man 1: “You don’t know what you are getting into. I hear about it all day, every day, and here is the last place I want to start hearing it. I’m done!


Woman 1: “ What do you think we can do to voice our opinion?


Woman 2: “We can go out and let everybody know how we feel. We can’t just sit around and do nothing, the men don’t listen.”


Woman 1: “Men fight too much or never accomplish anything. You can’t go to war every time you have a disagreement with someone. “


Woman 2: “ I know! They even fight amongst themselves. We could help them if they would let us.”


Woman 1: “I think I know something that can help, maybe.”


Woman 1 to crowd of men: “Hey guys, we really shouldn’t fight about everything, I mean all you ever do is get more mad. Let’s talk in a civil manner.”


Man 2 to crowd of men: “I know this sounds weird, but maybe she is right.”


Man 3: “No! We need women as far away from government as possible.”


President Madison: “Women have begun to change the way things are done in America both at home and at work. It’s time we all realize it and respect them.”


As women began to impact politics more, opposition once again began to grow against their impact on government. “Over time, attitudes towards women’s indirect political influence became absorbed into the discourse of separate spheres.” (Zagarri 134)


Man 4: “ We are beginning to lose our power over women, and this is just not going to work.”


Man 5: “Yeah you are right. We need to find a way to assert our power over theirs again. I do not like this one bit either.”


Man 4: “Women must be removed from politics. I like to call it the separate spheres ideology.”


Man 5: “ So you mean women are completely cut off from making key decisions in our government?”


Man 4: “Yes, exactly. They have violated their appropriate feminine rolls and disrupted the peace and harmony that should prevail in the domestic realm.


Shifts back to Woman 1: “We tried our best, but the men’s dominance over women prevailed again. We are right back where we started, trying to influence politics through our households.

Person 1: Hello, How are you doing today?

Person 2: I am doing well! How are you?

Person 1: I’m fine but I just heard the worst news.

Person 2: Oh no, what is it?

Person 1: Myrtle supports the federalists! Can you believe this? I am just in shock, I cannot think of anything worse.

Person 2: Why is that so bad?

Person 1: Well those federalists support and help with the war efforts

Person 2: How? That is really impressive to me...

Person 1: well they help sew flags I cannot think of anything more awful for a woman to do

Person 2: how is this a bad thing?

Person 1: she should be supporting the Republican motherhood (Chapter 1 and 2)

Person 2: The what?

Person 1: Don’t you know anything the republican motherhood strives to teach our sons about how to be patriotic and support our freedoms.

Person 2: well why can’t our daughters participate just like our sons have the right to?

Person 1: you don’t want our daughters to be involved in politics. They will be like those manly women who neglect their children and families. It is a women’s duty to solely focus on our men and be subservient to them. (Chapter 2)

Person 2: These reasons sound ridiculous and out of date to me.

Person 2: I agree with more of the Federalist approach. By now woman can vote in New Jersey. Look at them, they haven't gone to ruins. Don't you want to be able to vote and have a say in your beloved country? (Chapter 2)

Person 1: well if you switch sides you won’t be able to eat, and shop were you could before. I want to be a proper and respectful women to men, and we are not wanted in politics, we are wanted at home, actually we are needed at home! (Chapter 5 )

Person 2: Wait wait why will I not be able to eat and shop wherever I please?

Person 1: Because many shops here in New England only cater to federalists or republicans (Chapter 5)

Person 1: women shouldn't even be allowed to discuss their views about politics because so many families are now being torn apart due to this political and national divide. Women just no not possess the capability to think about difficult subjects such as politics

Person 2: Why do you suggest these thoughts? We are smart. We are capable and needed. We have been credited with being a major part of winning the American Revolution. (Chapter 1)

Person 1: That is true, but women as a whole do not even know how to read, let alone write

Person 2: Well it is not our fault we are not allowed to go to school and obtain an education, but that can all change if we stand with the Federalists and earn the right to vote for our rights!

Person 1: I just do not think I am ready for that change and I do not want to offset the balance of our country, families, and men! The men are feeling very threatened by us, and I just do not feel comfortable standing up to this. (Chapter 3)

Person 2: Don’t you understand that times are changing and women’s involvement in politics is changing. We need to follow in the footsteps of Mary Wollstonecraft. She has opened up the debate on women’s rights and we owe not only her but ourselves the right to protect and help our country, if we so please. Whether my efforts help women in my lifetime or our daughters, I stand with the Federalists and their fight and support of women in politics. (Chapter 4)




Steve Harvey –Hey, Im Steve Harvey the host and this is SHOTS UNTIL YOU DROP. On my right it’s a federalist out of New York, Mr. Rufus King and his beautiful wife Mary King. To my left is a Democratic- Republican James Monroe from Virginia. In this game the party that makes the most point, doesn’t have to take a shot. Best out of 3 so goodluck.

Round 1

Steve Harvey- Do you believe women should have the right to vote?

Mr.King- No, I don’t think they should because I think this a man’s world. Men should put their foot down. The natural rights law established by the creater, extends over the whole globe, everywhere and at all times binding upon man kind. This is a law of God by which he makes his way known and is paramount to all human control. (Monroe)

Mr. Monroe- Well, I think everyone should have the right to vote. Stated under the United States Constitution, we as Americans have natural rights and voting should be a right. Since women live in America as well and is more than have the population. They should be treated equally.

Mr. Harvey- I give this round to Mr. Monroe under the constitution it does state we should be equal and have natural rights.

Round 2

Mr. Harvey- Mr. King you have to win this round or the game is over. Since this is about politics. My question, why shouldn’t women have a say so in politics? If you think they should, state otherwise?

Mr. King- I just don’t think they should have a say so. Women are too emotional. They should cook, clean, and watch over our kids. Their opinion doesn’t matter unless its what’s on the menu. HAHA.

Mr. Mary King (Rufus King wife) – ( Slaps Mr. King and walks off)

Monroe Speaks- Haha. Thank you Mrs. King, he needed that. I believe the women opinion in politics are very important. Who say women shouldn’t have a voice when it comes to who control their country as well. Behind every great man, is a great woman? They are our backbone.

Mr. king- Well this sucks. (takes last shot and passes out)

Mr. Harvey- And the winner still standing, democratic republican out of Virginia James Monroe.

NOTES: The italicized writing is what Mr. King really said. It’s a well known quote.

Mary is Mr. Kings wife real name.

Here is the link to our video.


Creators: Samantha Auer, Amy Wright, Lauren Terry


Script Dialogue:

Tammy- Mary, how do you feel about your husband running for a spot in office?


Mary- I am very proud and supportive of my husband, however, I am very upset that I am not able to have a bigger role in this election because I am just as passionate about politics as my husband. I find it very insulting that men think that all women are up to no good with “our distinctive feminine charms, [and that] our sexual powers will subvert the political process” (Zagarri, 127).


Suzzi- Yes Mary that is very frustrating but women are still very politically powerful in the way that they can “instill moral values and inspire virtuous behavior in their husbands and children” (Zagarri, 125). You can be involved in politics, which is better than nothing!


Tammy- Yes, I understand that us women being in coverture by our fathers then later on our husbands is very demeaning, but despite being overlooked by the government women are still working their hardest to have a say in politics which is very amazing.


Suzzi- And especially being advocates of the democratic republican party, us as women are “particularly important under a republican form of government where the people govern themselves” (Zagarri, 128). Us democratic republican women's “actions resemble those of [our] revolutionary predecessors” (Zagarri, 99) showing that we stick with our traditional important roots unlike the federalist women.


Tammy- Yeah those Federalist women who wear the eagle pins are no where near as involved in politics as we democratic republicans. “Federalist women do not feel the need to be patriotic do gooders” (Zagarri, 100) in this very important election of 1812.


Mary- I am proud to be a wife of a democratic republican but I am still very fed up with the fact that women are getting more and more politically invisible (Zagarri, 181) as the years go by. Doesn't that bother you guys too, especially during this election?


Suzzi- Don't worry Mary, us women “express our commitment to the common good with our role as social reformers” (Zagarri, 142).


Youtube Link:

Host Mr. P. Westchester

Hello Ladies and Gentleman,

Thank you all for attending this Democratic-Republic Presidency campaign dinner here in the great state of Virginia. With that being said the man I am about to introduce is a man that needs no introduction here as many of you already know him for his valiant actions for our country during the Revolution! (Cheers from the crowd!) Now without further a due Mr. James Monroe! (Applause).

James Monroe:

Hello Ladies and Gentleman,

First thank you all for coming out on this fine Virginia evening to celebrate my campaign to be your next President of the United States. (Pause for applause). Now instead of me talking politics and agendas to help lead our young nation into the future, there is one objective I would like to speak tonight which would be an important role to be played in this campaign by the ladies here tonight and all across our great nation. What I am talking about is the devotion and strength a woman has to offer. I know this first hand what it feels like to receive tremendous and unconditional love and support from my beautiful and charming wife, Elizabeth Monroe, who has been by my side throughout my career. Now let me entrance you in a story of my time spent as Minister to France, for our fair country. Trying to establish diplomatic relations with a country that is going through its own revolution created much adversity, as I learned of a Frenchmen who served in our own Revolution was imprisoned. Gaining recognition and respect for our young country without over stepping boundaries during a fragile time was tough in itself. However, I took it upon myself to gain the freedom for the French man named Marquis de Lafayette, who I learned served under the General, President George Washington. While working for this man’s freedom, I learned that his wife had also been imprisoned. As I tried to comprehend how a country could sentence a woman to prison for the actions of her husband, it dawned on me that it must have been the woman’s own actions that sealed her own fate. For I believe a man who fights not only for his rights but also for the rights of others must have a wife willing to do the same. While I worked feverishly to gain the freedom of Mr. Lafayette; my wife Elizabeth, a very well educated and respected individual herself, insisted upon herself to fight for the freedom of Mrs. Lafayette, a woman whom she had never met before, in which she succeeded. Now the reason I told this story was not to boast about my dear wife or her selfless act of kindness, instead, to tell of the impact and influence a well-educated woman can make. I have learned from my travels overseas that the world is changing and that in order for our great nation to keep striding forward is to keep advancing in education for not just men but for women as well. In all I would like to encourage women to pursue an education and make herself aware in politics and other world affairs. A great start to that is getting yourselves involved in this upcoming campaign! Let us all stand together now and say no to The Federalist Party and their old traditional ways that will hinder us in achieving the greatness! Thank you and God bless you all!