US History Social Reforms Storyboard
By mpeeples, Updated
By Matthew Peeples
In 1769, the colonies decide to adopt the English system of government decreeing women cannot own property or make their own wages.
In 1777, the original 13 states pass laws that prohibit women from voting.
Honey, can you give me permission to own property?
In 1839, Mississippi becomes the first state to allow women to hold property with the consent of the husband.
Sure, you have my permission!
In 1826, the first public high school created for women was opened to turn them into "fit wives".
Why can't I choose to learn math?
Are you mad? A good wife does not need to know math!
In 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention gathers to protest against the discrimination of women.
WE WANT WOMEN'S RIGHTS!
In 1920, the 19th amendment finally gives women the right to vote.
Women now have the right to vote!
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