51. Women, 1880-1920

  • Creation of the NAWSA

    The National Women Suffrage Association and the American Wormen Suffrage Association merged together to form the national Americal Women Suffrage Association or the NAWSA. This newly made organization went from state to state to have campaigns to promote women's voting rights. The NAWSA was lead by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and it was the largest and most important suffrage organization is the U.S.
  • Colorado gives women the right to vote

    Colorado is the first state the adopt a amendment giving women the right to vote. Other states follow in the coming years.
  • Creation of the National Association of Colored Women

    The National Association of Colored Women is formed, and unities more than 100 black women's clubs. Some of the leaders were Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Mary Church Terrell, and Anna Julia Cooper.
  • Creation of the WTUL

    The National Women's Trade Union League, or WTUL, is founded to help women organize labor unions and to eliminate sweatshop conditions.
  • Founding of the Woman Suffrage Party

    The Women Suffrage Party is founded.
  • First "open-air" suffrage meeting

    The first "open-air" suffrage meeting was helf by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns in Philidelphia, PA, which was part of a series.
  • Founding of the National Women's Party

    Alice Paul founds the National Women's Party to stop discrimination against women.
  • Largest Suffrage Parade

    "The largest suffrage parade to date marches down Fifth Avenue, New York City. 10,000 people, including perhaps 500 men, paraded past 150–500,000 onlookers." This first suffrage parade took place in 1910.
  • Forming of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor

    "The Women's Bureau of The Department of Labor is formed to collect information about women in the workforce and safeguard good working conditions for women."
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th amendment, or the federal woman suffrage amendent, is passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, and its then sent to the states to be ratifled. It was originally written by Susan B. Anthony and introduced in Congress in 1878