Equality - Women's Rights

Events

First Women's Rights Convention

1848

Held in Seneca Falls, New York, This meeting was the beginning of the movement to end the segregation of women. Along with 68 women, 32 men signed the Declaration of Sentiments, a document meant to end female discrimination.

Property Rights

1849

California allows women to have rights over property.

Elizabeth Blackwell

1849

Elizabeth Blackwell received a medical degree from the Geneva College in New York. She then became the first woman to legally practice medicine in the United States.

Women Delegates Denied

1853

Antoinette Brown and Susan B. Anthony are denied the right to speak at The World's Temperance Convention held in New York City.

American Equal Rights Association

1866

The American Equal Rights Association is created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to end women's suffrage.

The Revolution

1868

The first edition of "the Revolution" is published by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Parker Pillsbury of the American Equal Rights Association.

Vineland

1868

During the presidential election, 172 women in Vineland, New Jersey made a separate ballot box and cast their ballots.

Woman's Christian Temperance Union

1874

Annie Wittenmyer founds the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, an organization that became one of the strongest fighters for the women's rights movement.

Progressive Era

1890 - 1925

The Progressive Era begins, and more people start to take women's rights more seriously.

Women's Trade Union League of New York

1903

Idaho and Utah fully support suffrage. The Women's Trade Union League of New York is formed by Mary Dreier, Rheta Childe Dorr, Leonora O'Reilly and other women' rights activists.

Jeanette Rankin

1916

Jeanette Rankin is elected into the house of Representatives, making her the first woman to do so. Woodrow Wilson also said that suffrage had the support of the Democratic party.

Full Voting Rights

August 26, 1920

Women in America are granted full voting rights after the Nineteenth Amendment is ratified.