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Timeline of Women's Rights/Progress in the United States
All states pass laws which take away women's right to vote.
The first state (Mississippi) grants women the right to hold property in their own names – with permission from their husbands.
Victoria Claflin Woodhull becomes the first female presidential candidate in the United States, nominated by the National Radical Reformers.
Wyoming is the first state to grants women the right to vote in all elections
The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, ensuring the right of women to vote.
The Equal Pay Act is passed by Congress, promising equitable wages for the same work, regardless of the race, color, religion, national origin or sex of the worker.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act passes, prohibiting gender discrimination in employment
Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first woman to serve on the Supreme Court
Dr. Sally K. Ride becomes the first American woman to be sent into space.
Hillary Rodham Clinton secures the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first U.S. woman to lead the ticket of a major party.
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