Women Through the Ages

Events

Seneca Falls

July 19, 1848 - July 20, 1848

Seneca Falls Convention is held, “Declaration of Sentiments” is signed by 68 women and 32 men

Harriet Tubman

1850

Harriet Tubman begins her help in the Underground Railroad

National Women Suffrage Association

May 1869

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton found The National Woman Suffrage Association

Susan B. Anthony

Nov 1872

Susan B. Anthony is arrested in NY for casting a ballot with 15 other women

amendment support

1890

the women suffrage amendment is declared to be supported by the American Federation of Labor

suffrage opposition

1911

National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage is formed

suffrage parade

May 10, 1913

largest suffrage parade, 10,000 people, is held in NYC

19th amendment

August 26, 1920

19th amendment is signed, securing women's suffrage

Margaret Sanger

1921

Margaret Sanger founds the American Birth Control League

Amelia Earhart

1932

Amelia Earhart makes her transcontinental flight

Rosa Parks

Dec 1, 1955

Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, AL

Rachel Carson

1962

Rachel Carson writes "Silent Spring"

Betty Friedan

1963

Betty Friedan writes "Feminine Mystique"

EPA

1963

Equal Pay Amendment is passed

ERA

March 22, 1972

the Equal Rights Amendment is passed by Congress

Roe v Wade

1973

Roe v Wade occurs, giving abortion rights

Sandra Day O'Connor

1981

Sandra Day O’Connor is the first women in the Supreme Court

Hillary Clinton

Jan 2007

Hillary Clinton announces her presidential candidacy

Fair Pay Act

2009

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act  is signed by President Obama