Timeline of Women's Rights

Vistas English 3A 2014

1769

Women weren't allowed to buy their own property or keep their own earnings.

1848

The first women's rights convention was held at Seneca Falls, NY.

1872

Susan B. Anthony got arrested for "unlawful voting".

1920

The 19th amendment was ratified, allowing women the right to vote in federal elections.

1852

Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton came together to form the Women's NY Temperance Society.

1869

The women's rights movement divided between two organizations: the Natinoal Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association.

1869

The territory of Wyoming gives women over the age of 21, the right to vote.

1826

The first public school for females opened in NY and Boston.

1849

Stanton and Lucretia Mott met at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London.

1970

50,000 people marched in NY for the first Women's Strike for equality.