Timeline of Women's Rights

Vistas English III A 2014


Women were not allowed to own their own property or keep their earnings.

July 14, 1848

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott meet and origanized a women's convention.

July 19-20, 1848

The Seneca Falls wrote a document based on the Declaration Of Independence saying that women are equal members of society.

July 19-20 1848

The Seneca Falls Convention was the beginning of the movement of the Women's Sufferage in the United States.


Susan B. Anthony was convicted of “unlawful voting” and tried on June 17-18, 1873.


5,000 suffragist march in Washington D.C. for the women’s right movement.


The 19th that gives women the right to vote was ratified in 1920.


The equal pay act becomes federal law says, employers must give equal pay for men and women performing the same job duties regardless of the race, color, religion, national orgin or sex of the worker.


Equal Rights Amendment passes congress but fails to be ratified.


The supreme court establishes Abortion Right that allows a woman to choose whether to have an abortion or carry her pregnancy to term.