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Transcript of Womens rights
Early America Today
run for public office
own their own:
be in the armed forces.
Born July 20th 1591 Lincoln Shire, England
Died August 20th, 1642 in New Netherlands by Siwanoy Natives
Moved to America in the 1600's
Political leader/religious leader
Lead Bible meetings in her home
Banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for controversial ideas
Puritan (believed in Antinomian)
Married William Hutchinson (Fabric merchant)
Had fifteen children (one lived after Siwanoy massacre)
Parents: Fancis Marbury, Brigit Dryden
Founding Rode Island
views in Constitution
Stepping beyond the gender role that was considered appropriate for a woman at that time
She was condemned for undertaking the role of teacher, minister, and magistrate
Early years of the United States:
Under control of husband or father
Forbidden to sell/give property
All money women obtained (through gift, work, or inheritance) belonged to husbands
Children were considered property
All property stayed with the husband if they got divorced
How property rights changed through the years
(1771) married men to have his wife's signature on any deed to her property
required that a judge confirm her approval
(1839) gave a woman very limited property rights
( included slaves)
(1848) Huge turning point in women’s property rights
women to keep control of their property even after marriage
woman to take inheritance of her property other than her husband having it.
Today woman have total control of their property Women have gained all the rights we didnt have in early America
many women in our world still aren't viewed as equal
We are so fortunate to live here and to have the great ancestors we had. Ann Hutchinson Voting Rights Property Rights Education (1700s) No education, if any to maintain the house hold
(1700s) Eventually girls could go to “dame school” (preschool)
(1750s) 3rs reading writing and arithmetic (in the home)
(1833) Oberlin College in Ohio - first college to permit women as well as black students to attend.
(1840s) Education reformers in Massachusetts and Connecticut to establish statewide common-school
(1848) The Seneca Falls Convention in New York gave women the right to the same educational opportunities as men
(1972) Title IX Education Amendment- put an end to discrimination based on sex for any educational programs receiving federal funding.
why should girls be learnd or wise?
Books only serve to spoil their eyes.
The studious eye but faintly twinkles
And reading paves the way to wrinkles.
-John Trumbull Quakers (friends)
weren't very much in favor of war although they made exceptions.
(1755) Were with peace with the Natives of America
Among the only that were against slavery
Quakers were very much for women's rights, believed all people were equal under God
Quakers allowed everyone as long as they believed in God “I speak not this against any magistrate’s or people’s defending themselves against foreign invasions, or making use of the sword to suppress the violent and evil-doers within their own borders yet there is a better state which nations are to expect to travel towards.
- Isaac Pennington “I came upon a sort of people who held that women have no souls, adding in a light manner, ‘no more than a goose.’ But I reproved them, and told them that was not right; for Mary said, ‘my soul doth magnify the Lord.’” - George Fox
(1700s) Voting was decided by state
(1700s) Rich property owning white men could vote (over 21)
(1787) New Jersey women could vote
(1787) All White males who owned land could vote
(1848) Woman wanted voting rights but the men denied
(1856) All white males could vote
(1870) Men 21 and older regardless of race could vote
(1890) Women in Wyoming became eligible
(1920) Nineteenth amendment allowed all people to vote