DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

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  • Law allows husbands right of moderate chastement in cases of great emergency.

    Law allows husbands right of moderate chastement in cases of great emergency.
    Early law allow "Chastement" In early America, the English colonists ruled that husbands were permitted to chasten their wives in cases of emergencies. However, the early Puritains forbade chastement for any reason.
  • States allow social-welfare agencies the right to remove children from abusive parents and streets.

    States allow social-welfare agencies the right to remove children from abusive parents and streets.
    In 1825, states enacted laws giving social-welfare agencies the right to remove neglected children from their parents and from the streets. These children were placed in almshouses, in orphanages, and with other families.
  • First Womens' Right s Conference

    First Womens' Right s Conference
  • 19 States Allow Women to Divorce Abusive Husbands

    19 States Allow Women to Divorce Abusive Husbands
  • Massachusetts Court is the first to recognize that husbands can't be charged with marital rape.

    Massachusetts Court is the first to recognize that husbands can't be charged with marital rape.
    The court in Commonwealth v. Fogerty, relies solely on Lord Hale's staement (1500's) in recognizing in dictum that marriage to the victim was a defense to rape.
  • Alabama court rules that husbands do not have the right to physically abuse their wives, even "moderately" or with "restraint."

    Alabama court rules that husbands do not have the right to physically abuse their wives, even "moderately" or with "restraint."
    In 1874, just ten years later, the North Carolina court again expressed concern about excessive abuse but advised against public scrutiny of, or interference in, domestic and marital relationships. In State v. Richard Oliver, the court found:
  • Maryland 1st state to make wife beating a crime, punishable by 40 lashed with a belt or a year in jail

    Maryland 1st state to make wife beating a crime, punishable by 40 lashed with a belt or a year in jail
  • Supreme Court Rules the State's Authority to Intervene in Child Abuse

    Supreme Court Rules the State's Authority to Intervene in Child Abuse
  • Childhelp USA is created

    Childhelp USA is created
    Childhelp USA Homepage Childhelp USA is a non-profit organization that helps children that are victims of neglect and abuse
  • The Feminine Mystique published

    The Feminine Mystique published
    Why the Woman's Movement Needed Betty FriedanThe Feminine Mystique written by Betty Friedan, sparked a naational debate on the role oof woman in society.
  • 1st Haven House in the Country founded

    1st Haven House in the Country founded
    Haven House Homepage"Haven House Services is a non-profit agency serving Wake County that helps struggling young people and their families develop positive and successful relationships at home, at school, and in the community."
  • "We Will Not Be Beaten!" becomes slogan for the National Womans Organization

    "We Will Not Be Beaten!" becomes slogan for the National Womans Organization
  • "Battered Child Syndrome" becomes reconized as a medical diagnosis

    "Battered Child Syndrome" becomes reconized as a medical diagnosis
  • First hotline for battered woman, St. Paul, Minnestoa

    First hotline for battered woman, St. Paul, Minnestoa
  • Nebraska 1st state to make marital rape a crime

    Nebraska 1st state to make marital rape a crime
  • Shelters were built for abused women.

    Shelters were built for abused women.
    In 1981 there were 500 shelters built for women to come to if they were in need of any help.
  • 700 more shelters were built in this year.

    700 more shelters were built in this year.
    700 hundred more shelters were built in different locations for women who couln't get away because there was no shelter near by. After, this year the women were able to get away and to a safe shelter.
  • Police failed to protect women from Domestic Violence.

    Police failed to protect women from Domestic Violence.
    A women sewed the police for 2 million dollars for not protceting women from Domestic Violence. The young women won the case and recieved 2 million dollars.
  • 1st Domestic Violence month observed.

    1st Domestic Violence month observed.
    The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence made the first ever toll free hotline for women in need of help.
  • 1,200 hundred shelters built this year.

    1,200 hundred shelters built this year.
    300,000 children and women excepted each year.
  • Violence against women act,Bill Clinton

    Violence against women act,Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton passed a law that beating women was illegal.
  • Sex Crimes against Children

    Sex Crimes against Children
    On this day an Prevention Act on Children was made.
  • Choking felony

    Choking felony
    If you get in trouble for choking or strangeling your child you get a 31/2 to 7 year prison sentence.
  • Movie named Domestic Violence premieres

    Movie named Domestic Violence premieres
    Filmed inside a womens shelter.
  • Elderly Abused: 150 cases from 1986-1996.

    Elderly Abused: 150 cases from 1986-1996.
    Over 10,00 people called the toll free hotline.
  • NDV hotline

    NDV hotline
    Some women were forced to get pregnant by they're partners by having unwanted/unprotected sex.