Timeline of womens rights

VISTAS ENGLISH III A 2014

1769

woman could not own their own property or keep their earnings.

1833

Oberlin college in Ohio, is the first co-educational college in the U.S.

1838

Mount Holyoke college is established in Massachusetts as first college in the U.S

1840

During a social visit on July 14, Stanton, Mott Wright, and Mary Ann McClintock and Jane hunt decided that it was time “to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman

1848

300 activists gather in Seneca falls N.Y., to strategize on how to achieve women’s suffrage nationwide.

1848

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, sign the declaration of sentiments and resolutions, modeled on the declaration of independence.

1848

The Seneca Falls convention was the first women’s rights convention in the United States. It was organized and held July 19-20, 1848, in Seneca falls, new York.

1849

Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first women to receive a medical degree in U.S

1872

Susan B. Anthony is arrested and convicted for “unlawful voting."

1920

seventy-two years after the Seneca falls convention, the 19th amendment, which gives women the right to vote, is ratified.