Unit 04: Gender (Lewis: Tess, Marin, Sadie)

How, if at all, have we progressed? Focus on Women (Tess, Marin, Sadie)


New Jersey gives African Americans and women the right to vote

1776 - 1807

New Jersey had given women and African Americans the right to vote but then took it away about 30 years later in 1807

Declaration of Independence

July 4 1776

Declaring independence from King (women get ideas from this)

Erie Canal


people move to Seneca Falls because it had economic prosperity

Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton go to World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London.


This gives them the idea to start women's conventions because men thought that women can't be delegates and they shouldn't be able to sit at the convention

Liberty party platform


they are fighting for equality but don't mention women's equality

Lydia Maria Child writes about how women are being denied of their rights


This is important because everyone knows that women are not being treated equally but Child is putting it into words and on paper so it can be passed around and talked about.

First women's rights convention

July 19, 1848 - July 20, 1848

Took place in Seneca Falls

First national women's rights convention


1,000 people showed up and it was held in Massachusettes

Wyoming gives women the right to vote


Womens suffrage organizations begin


Utah gives women the right to vote


Susan B. Anthony gets arrested for trying to vote


Susan B. Anthony was tried of waiting for change to happen so she took matters into her own hands and went to try to vote but was arrested.

National American Woman Suffrage Association


In 1890 the American Women Suffrage Association was formed and this gave women who had the same goal an official platform to gather as one and try to make these changes happen.

Alice Paul and others start their own National Woman's party


Wilson proposes to vote on the amendment to have women be able to vote


Women's voting rights amendment

august 18th, 1920

The 19th Amendment is made to the Constitution and gave women the right to vote.

Alice Paul drafts Equal Rights Amendment

1923 - 1940

Does not get credit until around 1940 and she rewrites it similar to other amendments

The National Organization for Women is formed


The National Organization for Women is formed and led by Ellie Smeal

ERA amendment makes it to the House to vote


Officially pass equal rights amendment


The Equal Rights Amendment said that people could not be discriminated against because of their gender. This officially made women and men "equal".

Indiana ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment


Indiana becomes the 35th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

Women's March

January 21st, 2017

Around the country there were a total of 991 independent women's marches. This shows the even today in America we are still dealing with these issues from over 100 years ago.

American Presidents

George Washington

1789 - 1797

John Adams

1797 - 1801

Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

James Madison

1809 - 1817

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

J. Quincy Adams

1825 - 1829

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

M. Van Buren

1837 - 1841

William Harrison


John Tyler

April, 1841 - 1845

James Polk

1845 - 1849

Zachary Taylor

1849 - July, 1850

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

Franklin Pierce

1853 - 1857

James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865