First Women's Rights Convention Seneca Falls, NY
July 19, 1848 - July 20, 1848
First NWR Convention in Worchester, MA
Stanton and Anthony form Nat'l Women's Suffrage Assoc.
Lucy Stone & others form the American Woman Suffrage Assoc.
Wyoming passes first women's suffrage law.
Dec. 10, 1869
Susan B Anthony presents amendment for vote to Congress
S. Anthony and E. Stanton form the Nat'l American Woman Suffrage Assoc.
Colorado is first state to adopt an amendment for vote for women
Idaho also adopts a vote for women amendment
Nat'l Women's Trade Union League is established
Alice Paul & Lucy Burns form Congressional Union to lobby for the vote
Margaret Sanger opens first birth control clinic in U.S.
The federal woman suffrage amendment passes the House & Senate
Women's Bureau of Dept of Labor is formed
19th Amendment granting right to vote to women is signed into law
Aug. 26, 1920
Margaret Sanger founds the American Birth Control League
Margaret Sanger earns court approval & opens another clinic
Federal law modified & distribution of birth control information is allowed
FDA approves birth control pills
Pres. John F Kennedy puts Eleanor Roosevelt in charge of the PCSW
The book The Feminine Mystique is published & starts the modern women's movement
Congress passes the Equal Pay Act, equalizing pay
June 10, 1963
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is established
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is passed
National Organization for Women (NOW) is formed
Ms Magazine is published & Gloria Steinem is cofounder and editor
The ERA is passed by Congress & sent to the States; ratification failed.
Mar. 22, 1972
Roe v. Wade trial in Supreme Court established right to seek an abortion