In the late 1860s women in the territory of Wyoming (which was not yet a state) had more rights than other women in America.
Wyoming’s new constitution, passed at the end of 1869, gave women the right to vote.
The Wyoming government also gave married women the right to own property, to sign contracts, and to sue.
All Wyoming men and women employed by the government or by public schools had to receive equal pay for the same work, which was very unusual at the time.
In 1870 Wyoming women became the first in the country to serve on juries.