Abigail Adams asks the Continental Congress to support women's rights. Her husband John Adams ridicules her request and vows to fight the "Despotism of the petticoat. "
Woman's Rights Convetion
1850 - 1860
The First National Women's Rights Convention was held in Worcester, Mass more than 1,000 Activist. National conventions are held yearly through 1860.
November Of 1869
1869 - 1870
Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and others form the American Woman Suffrage Association. This group focuses on gaining voting rights for women through laws to individual state constitutions.
Passing Of The Nineteenth
1915 - 1920
The 19th Amendment prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
The Nineteenth's Ratification
1920 - 1922
It was ratified on August 18, 1920.
1940 - 1960
Only 3% of African Americans were allowed to vote in the South.
Jim Crow laws, literacy tests, and poll taxes are to keep African-Americans from voting.
Voting Rights Achieved
1965 - 2013
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law, removing political barriers from participation of racial and ethnic minorities, prohibiting any election practice that denies the right to vote to anyone because of race.