Timeline of Women's Rights

Vistas English III A 2014


Women could not own property or keep their own earnings. It wasn't until after 1900 that every state allowed women to own property and keep their wages.


The first public high schools for girls open in New York and Boston.


Mount Holyoke College is established in Massachusetts as first college for women.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott decided to have a Women's Right Convention.


The first Women's Rights Convention is held in Seneca Falls, NY.


Nominated by the Equal Rights Party, Victoria Chaflin Woodhull is the first woman to run for president of the United States. But neither she nor any woman is allowed to vote.


Susan B. Anthony casts her first vote whether the 14th amendment would be interpreted broadly to guarantee women the right to vote. She was arrested for attempting to vote.


The National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association will merge to form the National American Women's Suffrage Association.


Seventy-two years after the Seneca Falls Convention, the 19th amendment which gives women the right to vote, is ratified.


President John F. Kennedy establishes the President's Commission on the Status of Women and appoints Eleanor Roosevelt as chairwoman.