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 If you were a woman in Mary Lyon's time, could you...answer true or false to the following:

A woman living in Mary Lyon's time could:

  • Vote
  • Go to medical, law, or graduate school.
  • Wear pants.
  • Be a minister.
  • Run for political office.
  • Serve in the military.
  • Earn wages equal to men's.
  • Sue someone in her own name.
  • Keep ownership of her property after marriage.
  • Continue contracts made before marriage.
  • Enroll at Harvard College.
  • Keep her birth name without controversy.
  • Go about without wearing a bonnet or cap.

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