Women's Rights

Events

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

300 women's activists gather in Seneca Falls, New York and strategize on how to achieve womens suffrage.

Susan B Anthony

1850 - 1860

Susan B Anthony is arrested for trying to vote.

National Labor Union Supports Equal Pay

1868

The National Labor Union supports the movement of women wanting equal pay in the work place.

Wyoming

1869

Women get the right to vote in Wyoming.

First Woman President Nomination

1872

Protests

1890

Women go on strike, and hold protests nationwide in order to petition for equality.

19th Amendment ratified

1920

Women get the right to vote for the first time.

Women Help in WWII

1941

Woman have to take the place of men in the work field in order for them to be deployed.

Women First Allowed in the Military

1948

Equal Pay Act

1963

Women are now obligated to have equal pay as men.

Abortion Rights

1973

Pro choice rights are enacted.`

Women on Supreme Court

1981

The first women are allowed on the Supreme Court.

Lily Ledbetter Act

2009

A right for fair pay.