History of women's rights

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    Women's rights history

  • First definitive position at Women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y.

    In the United States the first definitive position on women's rights—hitherto intermingled with antislavery issues—was taken in 1848 under the leadership of Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y. (see Seneca Falls Convention).
  • submitted a right-to-vote amendment to the constitiution

    Women's National Loyal League, under Susan B. Anthony. Anthony wrote and submitted in 1878 a proposed right-to-vote amendment to the Constitution.
  • women's suffrage

    1890, Wyoming became the first state with women's suffrage.
  • Carrie Chapman as pres. of american suf. association helps increase funds

    The movement was accelerated by the formation (1890) of the National American Women's Suffrage Association and the election (1900) of Carrie Chapman Catt as president. The ensuing campaign attracted many educated, wealthy, and influential women to the cause, with resultant political professionalism, increased funding, and the development of massive parades and demonstrations in the major cities. The Anthony amendment, as written in 1878, was ratified as the 19th Amendment and became law in 1920.
  • Formation of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU)

    Militant political action among women began in Britain in for the right to vote. The organization was led by Emmeline Pankhurst. Women of all ages and classes demonstrated on a massive scale; the demonstrators were jailed, locked out of their meeting places, and thrown down the steps of Parliament.
  • Women's right to vote

    The right to vote was granted in 1918; it was confined to women age 30 and above.
  • Equal rights amendment was drafted

  • Voting age was changed

    In 1928 the voting age was lowered to 21.
  • formed commity to try to pass equal rights amendment

  • title 9 rule: allow girls to play equal number of sports

  • First female democrat to be nom, for vice president

    In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro was the first female Democrat to be nominated for the vice-presidency. Sarah Palin followed her as the first female Republican nominee for that office in 2008.
  • Women become part of the government

  • Hillary Clinton got a historic 18 million votes in presidential campain

    Hillary Clinton made a historic bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Although she was defeated in the primaries by Sen. Barack Obama, she won some 18 million votes in those polls.