TimeLine of Women's Rights

Vistas English III A, 2014

1769

women could not own property or keep their own earning.

1840

Stanton wrote a document that based the Declaration of Sentiments on the Declaration of Independence and would be signed by the attendees.

1848

In 1840 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott decided to have a women’s rights convection in the Seneca Falls Convection

1868

The fourteenth amendment denied women the right to vote.

1872

Susan B. Anthony casts her first vote to test whether the fourteenth amendment would be interpreted broadly to guarantee women the right to vote

1890

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

1920

The nineteenth amendment is ratified, allowing women the right to vote in federal elections

1963

The Equal Pay must give equal pay for men and women performing the same job duties regardless of the race, color, religion, national or sex of the worker

1970

50,000 people march in New York City for the first Women's Strike for Equality

1972

U.s Congress passes the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. Equal Rights Amendment passes Congress but fails to be ratified