Women's Rights

In the 1800s

Women Lacked many rights that men had.

  • Women could not vote
  • Once women got married their wages from work outside of home were then owned by their husband.
  • Men had the right to beat women as long as they did not inflict serious injuries,

American Women did not receive the right to vote until August 26, 1920

People that fought for Women's Rights

The First Women's Rights convention was in 1848

How It Got passed through Legislature

Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the Amendment, and it passed the legislature when Harry Burn, a young legislator, changed his vote to "yes" after receiving a letter from his mother telling him to "do the right thing."