During this time period women did not have it easy. They had jobs to do to help the men keep up the land around their household, they had to take care of their gardens, help some in the fields, and tend to the farm animals. Children were their top priority. Women who were married could either put the responsibility on their husband or take the responsibility for their actions. They could specialize in more than one trade, however men could only do one. Women could have occupations in business which brought in a substantial income.