Timeline of Women's Rights

Vistas English III A 2014

1769

Women could not own property or keep any of their earnings. It wasn't until 1990 that every state allowed women to own property and keep their wages.

1840

Elizabeth Cady Stanton to and Lucretia Mott meet for the first time and decided to start a convention for women's sufferage.

1848

300 activists gather in Seneca Falls, N.Y., to strategize on how to achieve women's rights.

1869

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

1872

Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting to test whether or not the 14th Amendment would lean towards women as well.

1874

Supreme Court denies voting right to women after Minor v. Happersett was brought to them.

1903

Women's trade union league is established. Helped to unionize working women and advocate for improved wages.

1920

The 19th Amendment is ratified. Women can are now allowed to vote.

1963

Equal Pay Act becomes a federal law. Employers must give equal pay for men and women.

1967

Civil Rights Protections extended for women.