Women's Rights Movement

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First Women's Rights Convention Seneca Falls, NY

July 19, 1848 - July 20, 1848

First NWR Convention in Worchester, MA

1850

Stanton and Anthony form Nat'l Women's Suffrage Assoc.

May 1869

Lucy Stone & others form the American Woman Suffrage Assoc.

Nov. 1869

Wyoming passes first women's suffrage law.

Dec. 10, 1869

Susan B Anthony presents amendment for vote to Congress

1878

S. Anthony and E. Stanton form the Nat'l American Woman Suffrage Assoc.

1890

Colorado is first state to adopt an amendment for vote for women

1893

Idaho also adopts a vote for women amendment

1896

Nat'l Women's Trade Union League is established

1903

Alice Paul & Lucy Burns form Congressional Union to lobby for the vote

1913

Margaret Sanger opens first birth control clinic in U.S.

1916

The federal woman suffrage amendment passes the House & Senate

1919

Women's Bureau of Dept of Labor is formed

1920

19th Amendment granting right to vote to women is signed into law

Aug. 26, 1920

Margaret Sanger founds the American Birth Control League

1921

Margaret Sanger earns court approval & opens another clinic

1923

Federal law modified & distribution of birth control information is allowed

1936

FDA approves birth control pills

1960

Pres. John F Kennedy puts Eleanor Roosevelt in charge of the PCSW

1961

The book The Feminine Mystique is published & starts the modern women's movement

1963

Congress passes the Equal Pay Act, equalizing pay

June 10, 1963

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is established

1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is passed

1964

National Organization for Women (NOW) is formed

1966

Ms Magazine is published & Gloria Steinem is cofounder and editor

1971

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

1973