Your job throughout the paper is to provide evidence in support of your own case.
Here is a revised version: The Revolution caused particular upheaval in the lives of women.
View your thesis as a work in progress while you write your paper.
Once you are satisfied with the overall argument your paper makes, go back to your thesis and see if it captures what you have argued. Crafting a good thesis is one of the most challenging parts of the writing process, so do not expect to perfect it on the first few tries.
With men away at war, women took on full responsibility for running households, farms, and businesses.
As a result of their increased involvement during the war, many women were reluctant to give up their new-found responsibilities after the fighting ended.
Remember that it will take several rounds of revision to craft a strong thesis, so keep revising until your thesis articulates a thoughtful and compelling argument.
The Revolutionary War caused great upheaval in the lives of American women.
This revision is an improvement over the first attempt because it states what standards the writer is using to measure change (the right to vote and run for office) and it shows why women remaining in the home serves as evidence of limited change (because their day-to-day lives looked the same before and after the war).
However, it still relies too heavily on the information given in the prompt, simply saying that women remained in the home.