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In the early 1700s, women's main occupation was cooking cleaning, and taking care of children.
Towards the late 1700s and early 1800s, women earned a living by being seamstresses and made home goods.
By the mid 1800s, thousands of women and young girls worked in factories. They were treated unfairly and paid less than men.
Many women also became teachers in the 1800s. By 1870 more the half of elementary and secondary teachers were women.
During the mid 1800s women's rights rallies were held. The first was the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to discuss social and civil issues and the rights of women.
Womens rights continued to be a pressing issue from the late 1800s to the early 1900s when women wanted to be granted the right to vote.
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