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What type of society was 19th century America? A) socialist B) patriarchal C) matriarchal D) monarchist


B: Patriarchal Explanation: The term "patriarchal" refers to a society or culture that is dominating or controlled by men. It implies that men hold the majority of social, economic, and political power, while women are marginalized or subjugated. Patriarchy can manifest in various forms, including but not limited to the gender wage gap, lack of representation in leadership positions, and systemic gender-based violence. This structure of power has been present in many societies throughout history and continues to impact gender relations today.