Timeline of Woman's Rights

Vistas English III A 2014

1769

Woman could not keep money they earned nor own their property in their own name.

1769

Victoria Chaflin Woodhull tried to run for presidency even though woman were not allowed to vote.

1826

The first high school’s for girls was open in New York and Boston.

1848

In Seneca Falls , The first Women’s Rights Convention was held.

July 19-20, 1848

The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s right convention held in the U.S, which was intended to call all attention to the unfair treatment of women.

July 19-20, 1848

Stanton took the task to write the document which she based the Declaration of Sentiments on the Declaration of Independence, listing 18 grievances and 11 resolutions demanding the recognition of women as equal members of society.

June 17-18, 1873

Susan B. Anthony was arrested for for voting on the 14th Amendment, and convicted for "unlawful voting"

1878

A Women's Suffrage Amendment was introduced to Congress for the first time.

1920

the 19th Amendment which gives woman the right to vote , was ratified.

1971

The U.S supreme court ends sex discrimination in hiring.