Women's suffrage movement

Events

Lucretia Mott

1820

Mott began to travel the country giving lectures on abolition, peace, religion, and temperance.

Abolitionism

1837

200 Women in New York City came together for an anti-slavery convention that Lucretia Mott helped organize.

Lucretia Mott

1840

Mott was denied a seat at an anti-slavery convention in London because of her sex. Because of this she proceeded to preach her doctrine on the topic of female equality outside of the conference room.

Abolitionism

1840

National convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society, supported the nomination of Abigail kelley to serve the business committee.

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

Convention was held on July 19th by Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

First National Woman's Rights Convention

1850

The first convention was held in Massachusetts on October 23rd & 24th.

Susan B. Anthony

1851

Anthony met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. They all became the driving force in the 72 years fight for women's suffrage.

Sojourner Truth

1851

Gave the "Ain't I a Woman" speech during the Ohio Women's Rights Convention.

Susan B Anthony

1852

Anthony attended her first women's rights convention in Syracuse.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1860

Stanton Started a heated debate amongst women's rights activists by urging them to leave negative relationships.

American Civil War

1861

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to earn a medical degree. She helped organize the Women's CentralAssocIation of relief which helped to inspire the founding of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. This organization raised $50 million, helped soldiers wives obtain jobs, and helped disabled veterans during, and after the war.

Wyoming Becomes a U.S. State

1869

William H. Bright, the President of the council for the Wyoming territorial legislature introduced the 19th ammendment.

Wyoming Becomes a U.S. State

1870

3 women were commissioned as justices of peace in Wyoming, Esther Morris who was one of the 3 women, actually served as a judge.

Fifteenth Amendment

1870

This amendment gave black men the right to vote. The National American Women's Against Suffrage Association refused to work for its ratification. Instead the members advocated for a 16th amendment that would dictate world wide suffrage. Frederick Douglas eventually broke with Elizabeth Stanton, and Susan Anthony over the matter.

Susan B. Anthony

1872

Anthony and her sisters were arrested for trying to vote.

National American Woman Suffrage Association

1890

Formed on February 18th, abbreviated as NAWSA

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1898

Stanton published the Women's Bible.

World War I

1917

Women supported the war effort many ways that eventually would help them justify the ratification of the 19th ammendment.

Nineteenth Amendment

1919

On June 4th the bill was passed by Congress.

National American Woman Suffrage Association

1920

The association helped secure the 19th amendment which allowed white women to vote.

Nineteenth Amendment

1920

Ratified on August 18th