Kate Chopin

  • School Suffrage

    Kentucky widows with children in school are granted "school suffrage," the right to vote in school board elections.
  • The Invite

    Lucretia Mott, Martha C. Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mary Ann McClintock are invited to tea at the home of Jane Hunt in Waterloo, New York. They decide to call a two-day meeting of women at the Wesleyan Methodist chapel in Seneca Falls to discuss women's rights.
  • The signing

    : Three hundred people attend the first convention held to discuss women's rights, in Seneca Falls, New York. 68 women and 32 men sign the "Declaration of Sentiments," including the first formal demand made in the United States for women's right to vote: "...it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise."
  • Womens Right Convention

    Amy Post, Sarah D. Fish, Sarah C. Owen and Mary H. Hallowell convene a women's rights convention in Rochester, New York. Abigail Bush chairs the public meeting, a first for American women.
  • Taking control

    In Salem, Ohio, women take complete control of their women's rights convention, refusing men any form of participation apart from attendance.
  • Fist Woman's Rights Covention

    First National Woman's Rights Convention, planned by Lucy Stone, Lucretia Mott and Abby Kelley, is held in Worcester, Massachusetts. It draws 1,000 people, and women's movement leaders gain national attention. Annual national conferences are held through 1860
  • Aint I a Woman?

    Sojourner Truth's spontaneous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech electrifies the woman's rights convention in Akron, Ohio.
  • Newspaper

    With a masthead declaring it to be "A Paper Devoted to the Elevation of Woman," it is acknowledged as the first feminist newspaper of the woman's rights movement.
  • NWA Founded

    American Equal Rights Association splits. The National Women's suffrage Association was founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
  • First Womens Law passed

    Wyoming passes the first womens suffrage law. That same year women begin servig in the juries in the territory.
  • Women Gain equal rights

    The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor get information that women get equal safeguard as men in the work force
  • Got their rights to vote

    Women get the right to vote