Women's rights

In the 1800's

Woman didn't get the right to vote until August 18, 1920.

What rights other did women lack in the mid-1800s?

  • Men had the right to hit women as long as there are no serious injuries
  • When a women becomes married all their property belongs to the husband
  • Women didn't have the right to custody of children after divorce

People that fought for Womans rights

Rights for Women

In the early 1800s, women were second-class citizens. Women were not encouraged to obtain a real education or pursue a professional career. After marriage, women did not have the right to own their own property, keep their own wages, or sign a contract. In addition, all women were denied the right to vote.
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