Women in Politics "Enlightenment-19th Amendment


Women Vote in New Jersey

1776 - 1807

Used state property loophole to vote

Olympe de Gouges, Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen

September 1791

Start of a new world order of "reason". Gouges understand this ideal of reason extends to women as well as men

Mary Wollstonecraft "A Vindication of Women's Rights"


Elizabeth Cady Stanton

November 12, 1815

Birth of Stanton

Susan B. Anthony

February 15, 1820

Birth of Anthony

Troy Female Seminary in New York--the first endowed school for girls


Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts


Eventually will become first 4 year college for women in U.S.

The first National Female Anti-Slavery Society convention meets in New York City


Anti-Slave Convention London, England


Excluded women from participation

Lowell Female Labor Reform Association (LFLRA


first permanent labor associations for working women in the United States

Seneca Falls Convention

July 19 1848

10 thousands signatures sent to N.Y. Legislature


Stanton, Anthony, Ernetine Rose...10,000 signatures for womens suffrage and married women's property rights..the start of a pattern of action in N.Y. legislature regarding these issues of women's rights

The Civil War

April 12, 1861 - April 9, 1865

The Kansas Campaign

March 1867

A major advancement in woman suffrage and black suffrage

14th Amendment

July 28, 1868

National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA).


Founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, more radical womens suffrage movement

American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA)


Founded by Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and Julia Ward Howe organize the more conservative women's suffrage movement

The National Women Suffrage Association

May 1869

15th Amendment

February 3, 1870

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)


founded by Annie Wittenmyer

The NWSA-AWSA are reunited as the National American Woman Suffrage Association


Elizabeth Cady Stanton publishes The Woman's Bible


19th Amendment

August 1920