Unit 04: Gender (Clark: Annabelle, Mollie, MiaRose, Jazzy)

How, if at all, have we progressed? Focus on Women (Annabelle, Mollie, MiaRose, Jazzy)


Abigail Adams letter to John Adams

March 1776

She wrote a letter to him saying "Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. . . If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation." - Abigail Adams

Women losing the right to vote in New Jersey


Women, and African Americans, had the right to vote but only in New Jersey. In 1807, state legislature took this away. Backtracking the progression of women's rights.

Abolitionist Movement

Approx. 1830 - Approx. 1870

The Women's Rights idea came from Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This movement was created from the Abolitionist movement.

Declaration of Sentiments


A result of the women's convention, this Declaration was created so that it could it could very similar with the inclusion of women. "The pivotal first document of their revolutionary movement."

Seneca Falls Convention

July 19th 1848 - July 20th 1848

First women's convention. Started from the ideas of Lucretia Mott and and Elizabeth Cady Stanton after they couldn't be delegates at the Abolitionist Movement of 1840.

Election of 1872

Approx. 1872

Susan B. Anthony went to New York to vote, she wanted to make a point that the 14th amendment tend to both men and women; however, she was arrested and found guilty. During court when the judge said "the prisoner has been tried according to the established forms of law." Susan B. Anthony made a good point when she said that those laws were "made by men, interpreted by men, administered by men, in favor of men, and against women."

National American Woman Suffrage Association


Started after Susan B. Anthony went to jail and didn't get a fair trial. She talked about how her rights were taken away and she was below the status of a man. After this happen, the National American Woman Suffrage Association started, to stop the suffrage of women.

Women got the right to vote

1919 - 1920

Women fought and earned the right to vote in 1919 when it was passed by Congress, the house of representatives, and the President. It was ratified in 1920.

Equal rights movement

1923 - Present

The equal rights amendment was first introduced on the Seneca Falls 75th anniversary by Alice Paul. It has still not been added to the constitution but women fight everyday for this right to be added.

National Organization for Women


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