Timeline of Women's Rights

Vista English 3A 2014

In 1784

Hannah Adams is first American woman to support herself by writing.

In 1833

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

In 1838

Mount Holyoke College is established in Massachusetts as first college for women.

In 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”.

In 1848

The Seneca Falls Convention was the 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 held July 19-20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York.

In 1848

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, sign the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, modeled on the Declaration of Independence.

In 1849

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

In 1850

Women are granted the right to own land in a state (Oregon).

In 1872

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

In 1920

Seventy-two years after the Seneca Falls Convention, the 19th Amendment, which gives women the right to vote, is ratified.