Timeline of Women's Rights

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1784

Hannah Adams is first American woman to support herself by writing.

1848

300 Activist gather in Seneca Falls, N.Y. to straragize on how to achieve women's suffrage.

1848

The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention in the United States.

1848

During a social visit on July 14 Stanton, Mott, Wright, and Mary Ann McClintock and Jane Hunt decided that it was time “to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women.”

1848

The declaration of Sentiments became the blueprint for the women's rights movement and for the suffrage movement, which soon gained national attention.

1872

Victoria Chaflin Woodhull is the first women to run for the United States.

1872

Susan B. Anthony is arrested for attempting to vote

1920

72 years after the Seneca falls convention, the 19th amendment, which gives women the right to vote, Is ratified.

1973

In ROE v. Wade the supreme court decides that a women has a constitutional right to choose whether to have an abortion or carry her pregnancy to term.

2000

Hilary Rodham Clinton becomes the only First lady ever elected to the United States Senate.