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In the 1700s and 1800s women did not have the same advantages as men.  Most women not own property or go to college. Women not even allowed to vote 1920!  Elizabeth Blackwell, , helped bring about change. In 1847, she became the first woman accepted to an American medical school even she was rejected by school she applied to except for one! Elizabeth studied hard. In 1849, she graduated first in her class and America’s first woman doctor.