US Women's History

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  • Salem witch trials

    The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people fourteen of them women and all but one by hanging.
  • Salem witch trials

    Salem witch trials
    The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women, and all but one by hanging.
  • Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams. She is now designated the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States although these titles were not in use at the time. November 11, 1744, Weymouth, MA
  • Sacajawea

    Sacajawea
    woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition achieve each of its chartered mission objectives exploring the Louisiana Purchase. May 1788 – December 20, 1812
  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth
    Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County New York but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War.
  • Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley
    Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her amazing talent first came to light when the then 15 year old won a shooting match with traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler
  • Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane
    Calamity Jane was an American frontierswoman and professional scout, known for her claims of being a "right hand man" of Wild Bill Hickok and fighting against Native Americans.
  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson
    Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Although part of a family with strong ties to its community, Dickinson lived much of her life in isolation. she published over 1800 poems.
  • Carrie Nation

    Carrie Nation
    Carrie Nation was an American woman who was a member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol before the event of Prohibition. She is noteworthy for attacking alcohol-serving establishments with a hatchet.
  • Alice Paul

    Alice Paul
    Alice Paul was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.
  • Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony
    Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer and feminist activist who played a role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17.
  • 19th Amendment to the Constitution

    19th Amendment to the Constitution
    The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex.
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
    Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement former social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Laura Ingalls Wilder was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children's novels based on her childhood in a settler family. Writer, teacher, journalist, family farmer
  • Marliyn Monroe

    Marliyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and model. Famous for playing "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s of the era's attitudes towards sexuality
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called the first lady of civil rights and the mother of the freedom movement.
  • Griswold vs. Connecticut

    Griswold vs. Connecticut
    Griswold v. Connecticut is a landmark case in the United States in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy
  • Griswold vs. Connecticut

    Griswold vs. Connecticut
    Griswold v. Connecticut is a landmark case in the United States in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy
  • Betty Friedan

    Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan was an American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the women's movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is often credited with sparking the second wave of American feminism in the 20th century. In 1971, Friedan joined other leading feminists to establish the National Women's Political Caucus.
  • Roe vs. Wade

    Roe vs. Wade
    Roe v. Wade is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. It was decided simultaneously with a companion case.
  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton
    in 1978 and became the first woman partner at Rose Law Firm the following year. As First Lady of Arkansas, she led a task force whose recommendations helped reform Arkansas's public schools, and served on several corporate boards.
  • Sandra Day O'connor

    Sandra Day O'connor
    Sandra Day O'Connor is a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from her appointment in 1981 by Ronald Reagan until her retirement in 2006. She was the first woman to be appointed to the Court.
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride
    Sally Kristen Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983
  • Geraldine Ferraro

    Geraldine Ferraro
    Geraldine Ferraro was an American attorney a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. In 1984, she was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party
  • Family Medical Leave Act

    Family Medical Leave Act
    The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.
  • Janet Reno

    Janet Reno
    Janet Wood Reno served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1993 until 2001. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11, 1993.
  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor
    Sonia Sotomayor the fearless federal trial court judge who saved Major League Baseball from a ruinous 1995 strike entered the record book as the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the High Court.
  • Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress.
  • Sasha Cohen

    Sasha Cohen
    Sasha Cohen is an American figure skater. She is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World Championship medalist, the 2003 Grand Prix Final Champion, and the 2006 U.S. Champion.
  • Shay Doron

    Shay Doron
    Shay Doron is an Israeli professional basketball player in the Israeli league. She plays for Maccabi Ashdod. she went to college in 2003 and attended maryland university.
  • Condoleezza Rice

    Condoleezza Rice
    Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush
  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence
    Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she was spotted by a talent scout in New York City at the age of 14.
  • Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin
    Sarah Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009
  • Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz
    she was named the highest-paid actress over 40 in Hollywood. As of 2015, the U.S. domestic box office grosses of Diaz's films total over US$3 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $7 billion, making her the highest-grossing U.S. domestic box office actress
  • Miesha Tate

    Miesha Tate
    Miesha Theresa Tate is an American retired mixed martial artist who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.