The NWTUL is formed to help women in the work place. This is significant because this union will fight for equal wages and higher pay when women were discriminated.
The 19th amendment, which gives women the right to vote, is passed by the Senate and the House in 1919. This is significant because women were going to finally be allowed to vote
19th amendment is adopted by the 36th state
Tennessee becomes the 36th states to adopt the 19th amendment, which means the amendment met the 3/4s requirement to become an amendment. This ensured its passage into law, and changed America forever.
The New First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt became the First Lady on March 4, 1933 when her husband became President. She would become a major women's rights leader.
Women working in world war 2
Women began to work in jobs that were traditionally men's during world war two. Over one in every four married women would work outside of the home during the war. This is significant because it moved women toward being recognized as members of the American workforce instead of just staying at home.
Although the number of women working outside of the home dropped after World War 2, it began increasing again in the late 1950's. By 1959, two in five married women worked outside of the home.v
Civil Rights Act
The Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964. It was passed to protect the rights of minorities, including women. It protected their right to vote and many other rights.
The first woman to win an electoral vote for Vice President
Tonie Nathan becomes the first woman to receive an electoral vote, as a faithless elector casts his vote for the Libertarian Party ticket. This is significant because it will lead more women to Vice Presidential nominees.
Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee of a major political party. This inspires many women to become involved in politics.
First woman to become Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to be appointed Secretary of State. This leads to more women being appointed to high up cabinet posts
First woman to be nominated for the Vice Presidency
Sarah alin is the first woman to be the Republican party's nominee for Vice President. Although she lost, she inspires many other women to run for public office, including South Carolin governor Nikki Haley.
Supreme Court has the most women on the bench in history
The US Supreme Court now has the most women on the bench in its history, opening a new chapter in women's history and inspiring many women to go into law and public service