Timeline of Women's Rights

Vistas English III A 2014

1769

Women could not keep nor earn money or property under their name.

1826

On this day, New York and Boston opened public highschools for girls for the first time.

1848

In Seneca Falls, NY, the first Women's Rights Convention was held.

1852

Together, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton had formed the Women's NY Temperance Society.

1868

The passage of the 14th amendment, denying women to vote was ratified, only women lawyers are licensed in U.S.

1872

Victoria Chaflin Woodhull

She was the first women to run for president of the United States, although women could not vote.

1872

Susan B. Anthony voted on 1872, and then she was arrested for "unlawful voting."

1878

Women's Sufferage Amendment was introduced to Congress for the first time.

1920

On this day the passage of the 19th admendment was finally passed.

1973

The Supreme Court decided that women could have the option whether to have an abortion or carry her pregnancy term.