Timeline of Women's Rights

By: Allan Corona

1840: An Idea is Sparked in London.

Elizabeth Cady Shanton and Lucretia Mott, the convention's organizers, met at the World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London. Other delegates voted to exclude women before the convention started and required them to sit in a different area. Mott, in her mid-forties, was a Quaker minister, feminist, and abolitionist. Stanton, also an abolitionist, became friends with Mott.

1848: Seneca Falls Convention

First women's rights convention in the United States. It was organized by a handful of women who were active in the abolition and temperance movements and was held on July 19-20 in Seneca Falls, New York. This was intended to call for attention to unfair treatment of women.

1849: First Medical Degree Recieved

Elizabeth Blackwell, citizen of the United States, is the first woman to recieve a medical degree.

1872: Virst Woman Nominated for President

Victoria Chaflin Woodhill, nominated by the Equal Rights Party was the first woman to run for president of the United States,. Though, she nor any other women is allowed to vote.

1878: Introduction to Congress

Women's Suffrage Amendment is introduced to Congress for the first time

1920: The 19th Amendment is Ratified