Timeline of Women's Rights

Vistas English III A 2014

1769


women cannot own property in their own name or keep their own earnings. By 1900, every state will have passed legislation modeled after New York’s Married Women’s Property Act.

1840

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, met at the world Anti-Slavery in London and came up with the idea of the possibility of a womens right convention.

July 14, 1840

Elizabeth Cady and Lucretia Mott met in Seneca Falls to discuss the social, civil, and religous condition and rights of women publicly.

1850

The declaration of Sentiments is debated and ratified.

1872

Victoria Caflin Woodhull is the first woman to run for president of the United States.

1872

Susan B. Anthony is arrested for attempting to vote.

1874

The Court rejects the claim by Virginia Minor that the state law deprives her of one of the “privileges or immunities” of citizenship in violation of the 14th Amendment.

1890

Wyoming is first state to allow women to vote.

2000

Hillary Rodman becomes the only First Lady eve elected to the United States Senate.

1840


Elizabeth Cady Stanton, feminist, dress reformer, and editor, omits the word obey from her marriage vow.