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The American age of consent law is based on English common law. The age started at twelve until 1576 the age was lowered to ten. any sexual relations with an underage female without the benift of clergy was a felony(29 ).

Legal Ages of Consent in the United States, 1885 and 1920 (30 )

State
1885
1920
Alabama
10
16
Arizona
10
18
Arkansas
12
16
California
10
18
Colorado
10
18
Connecticut
10
16
Delaware
7
16
District of Columbia
12
16
Florida
10
18
Georgia
10
14
Idaho
10
18
Illinois
10
16
Indiana
n.a.
16
Iowa
10
16
Kansas
10
18
Kentucky
12
16
Louisiana
12
18
Maine
10
16
Maryland
10
16
Massachusetts
10
16
Michigan
10
16
Minnesota
10
18
Mississippi
10
18
Missouri
12
18
Montana
10
18
Nebraska
10
18
Nevada
12
18
New Hampshire
10
16
New Jersey
10
16
New Mexico
10
16
New York
10
18
North Carolina
10
16
North Dakota
10
18
Ohio
10
16
Oregon
n.a.
16
Pennsylvania
10
16
Rhode Island
10
16
South Carolina
10
16
South Dakota
10
18
Tennessee
10
18
Texas
10
18
Utah
10
18
Vermont
10
16
Virginia
12
16
Washington
12
18
West Virginia
12
16
Wisconsin
10
16
Wyoming
10
18

In the 1920's it was reported that that 28 of 100 men and 24 of 100 women committed adultery according to psychiatrist Gilbert Hamilton (31).

In the 1940s and early fifties it was projected that about 50% of men and twenty six percent twenty six percent of women had committed adultery (32 ).

Does the culture war exist? Apparently. What is also apparent that the war is being fought over something that never existed.

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