Fight for women's rights

By erostad
  • First Women's rights convention

    First Women's rights convention
    This was called the Seneca Falls convention. It was a 2 day event that was held in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York. Here, activist and leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted The Declaration of Sentiments, which called for women's equality and suffrage.
  • Women's Suffrage Parade

    Women's Suffrage Parade
    The organizers of the parade wanted to get as much attention as possible, so, they scheduled the parade the day before the presidential inauguration so many people who were in town for that witnessed the parade. During the parade there were mixed reactions. Many were supportive but many got violent. Over 100 women who were in the parade were hospitalized. The parade went on and many said that it was a new wave of inspiration and purpose for the Women's right movement.
  • The nineteenth amendment was ratified

    On this day in 1920 the 19th amendment was ratified. This means that women were now allowed to vote.
  • First congresswomen

    In 1979 Jeannette Rankin of Montana was elected into congress. She was the first women ever to do this and it was a big step for getting women into politics.
  • First woman Presidential nominee

    First woman Presidential nominee
    Hillary Clinton was picked as a democratic presidential nominee. She was the first woman ever to do so. She didnt win but it was still a big step for the representation of women in congress.