Basic Outline By: Ciarra, Trisha, and Jane www.ssplprints.com www.tsl.state.tx.us What’s the difference between their rights? What were the limitations and restrictions for women who wanted to work? What was the communities’ opinions of women during this time? 1879 – women had the right to be involved in politics and study the law Today - women are just as common and equal to men in the political field 1920: women got the right to vote Single women could own property the wife is the actual bondservant of her husband, she is basically a step up from his property Opinions: Women’s most significant profession was considered to be wifehood and motherhood Women's rights were limited and they were considered as little more that property. They were considered intellectually inferior to men, naturally weaker, and unable to perform jobs that involved intellectual and developmental tasks. They were considered to be a source of temptation and evil. Legal Status: An unmarried woman had the ability to own property, and had other legal rights such as the ability to sue or be sued and make contracts. A married woman was considered to be “one with her husband”, have no rights, and all her property was moved under her husbands name. Women were not allowed to have jobs that required lifting or working with objects over 15 pounds of weight.