Womens rights

American Civil Rights for Women

  • The First Gathering Devoted to Women's Rights in the U.S

    The principal organizers of the Seneca Falls Convention were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a mother of four from upstate New York, and the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott” (History House).
    and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Bbs-meu-4
    Declaration of sentiments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS7MKLyi9rY
  • The Revolution

    The Revolution
    In January 1868, Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began publishing The Revolution, a paper that supported suffrage for women. (civilwarwomenblog)
  • Largest Women's Rights Convention

    The largest women's rights convention ever held in the United States to date met in Boston
  • National Woman Suffrage Association

    National Woman Suffrage Association
    Anthony and Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) to secure an amendment to the Constitution in favor of women's suffrage.
  • First Female Presidential Candidate

    Victoria Claflin Woodhull becomes the first female presidential candidate in the United States, nominated by the National Radical Reformers.
  • First State to Grant Women the Right to Vote

  • Married Women and Wages

    Every state had passed legislation granting married women the right to keep their own wages and to own property in their own name.
  • The Significance 1848-1900

    Stanton and Anthony began the push for the women’s rights movement which ultimately led to the right to vote.
  • Jeannette Rankin

    She was the first woman to serve in the House of Representatives
  • Beginning of Planned Parenthood

    Beginning of Planned Parenthood
    Margaret Sanger starts the beginning of what would be known as Planned Parenthood, in 1942.
  • New York v. Sanger

    Margaret Sanger wins her case making it so that doctors may advise their patients about birth control options when concerning their health.
  • Right to Vote

    The 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote.
  • Radice v. New York

    Entertainers and ladies’ room workers could work the night shift
  • Hattie Wyatt

    She was the first woman to be elected into the U.S Senate
  • Frances Perkins

    The first female cabinet member
  • United States v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries

    Medicinal birth control is approved judicially
  • Minimum Wage

    Minimum wage, regardless of gender, is passed by The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Significance 1900-1950

    Based off of this timeline, from 1900-1950 women focused on getting more social rights. This fueled the movement to have more women in the workplace, have equal pay, more choices for their own bodies, etc. that women are still fighting for today.
  • Women;s Liberation Movement

  • Esther Peterson & Eleanor Roosevelt

    Esther Peterson was the director of the Women’s Bureau of the Dept. of Labor in 196. JFK also established the President's Commission on the Status of Women and appointed Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Equal Pay Act

    Promised equitable wages for the same work, regardless of the race, color, religion, national origin or sex of the worker.
  • The National Organization for Women

    NOW was founded.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Rights should not be denied because of because of sex
  • Roe v. Wade

    The U.S. Supreme Court declares that the Constitution protects women’s right to terminate an early pregnancy, thus making abortion legal in the U.S.
  • Geraldine Ferarro

    Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro was chosen to represent the Democratic candidate for Vice President. She was the first woman to be seen on a major party ticket.
  • The House of Representatives & Senate

    11 women won major party nominations for the Senate. 106 women ran for House seats in the general election. 24 women were elected into the House of Representatives and was the largest amount to be elected at one singular time.
  • Gender Equity in Education Act & Violence Against Women Act

    Gender Equity-Used to train teachers in gender equity, promote math and science learning by girls, counsel pregnant teens, and prevent sexual harassment. Violence Against Women-funds services for victims of rape and domestic violence, allows women to seek civil rights assistance for gender-related misconducts, provides training to increase police and court officials’ sensitivity and a national 24-hour battered women hotline.
  • The Significance 1950-2000

    This represented the second and third “wave” of the Women’s Right’s Movement. These movements focused on the rights of women regarding job equality, the ability to choose what happens with their own body, and even the right to be elected into politics.
  • United States v. Morrison

    The U.S. Supreme Court invalidates those portions of the Violence Against Women Act permitting victims of rape, domestic violence, etc. to sue their attackers in federal court (NWHP)
  • Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

    The 2005 reauthorization allocates federal funds to aid victims, provides housing to prevent victims from becoming homeless, ensures victims have access to the justice system, and created intervention programs to assist children who witnessed domestic violence and to those at risk of domestic violence. (NWHP)
  • Nancy Pelosi

    She becomes the first female speaker of the House
  • Sarah Palin

    Alaska Governor becomes the first woman to run for vice president on the Republican ticket.
  • UN Security Council Resolution

    UN Security Council Resolution 1820 adopted, recognizing that sexual violence can be categorized as a war crime; calling for protection from violence in refugee and displaced person camps; and affirming the need for women’s full participation in peace-building processes.
  • The Pay Check Fairness Act

    The Paycheck Fairness Act, meant to fight gender discrimination in the workplace, fails in the Senate on a party-line vote. Two years later, Republicans filibuster the bill (twice).
  • Ban Against Women in Military Combat Removed

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton
    First female presidential candidate. She ran against Donald Trump as a candidate for the Democratic party.
  • UN Security Council

    UN Security Council Resolution 1820 adopted, recognizing that sexual violence can be categorized as a war crime; calling for protection from violence in refugee and displaced person camps; and affirming the need for women’s full participation in peace-building processes.
  • Record Number of Women in Congress

    Congress has a record number of women, with 104 female House members and 21 female Senators, including the chamber's first Latina, Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.
  • Women's March

    In response to numerous factors—continued attempts by lawmakers to restrict access to abortions, persistent employment disparities, and contentious comments made by President Trump in a leaked video, among others—feminist activists from around the country organize a Women's March to advocate for women's rights.
  • #MeToo

    MeToo campaign on Twitter, where women and men aired their sexual harassment history. It was historic in Blacklisting many men and a couple women in Hollywood who had been assaulters but had relied on the silence of stigma to hide their crimes.
  • The Significance 2000-2018

    As the world grows larger, it is becoming harder and harder to ignore everyone’s voices combined. Women are banding together more easily and standing up for one another. This is most noticeable in historic events like the women’s rights march. We are also seeing the effects of our labors more quickly than before.