Timeline of Women's Rights

Vistas English III A 2014


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.


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.


The declaration of Sentiments is debated and ratified.


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


Susan B. Anthony is arrested for attempting to vote.


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.


Wyoming is first state to allow women to vote.


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


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