Women Suffrage Timeline

Date:

First Women's Rights Convention (1848)

1848

National Women Suffrage Association is formed (1869)

1869

Idea for Constitutional Amendment was introduced to Congress (1878)

1878

Wyoming becomes the first state that allows women to vote (1890)

1890

Jeanette Rankin became the first women in Congress (1916)

1916

Women picketing in front of the White House arrested (1917)

1917

House of Representatives passes resolution, Senate doesn't pass (1918)

1918

Nineteenth Amendment was adopted by joint resolution in Congress (1919)

1919

Tennessee is 36th state to pass amendment, giving women the right to vote (1920)

1920