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The Women's Rights Movement

By mbh2012
  • Women's voting rights

    Women's voting rights
    New York takes away womens rights to vote
  • Women's voting rights

    Women's voting rights
    Massachusetts takes away women's right to vote
  • Women's voting rights

    New Hampshire takes away women's right to vote
  • Constitution ratified

    Constitution ratified
    Constitution is ratified without granting women right to vote
  • Hartford Female Seminary

    Hartford Female Seminary
    Opened by Catharine Beecher as the first major educational institutie for women.
  • A Treatise on Domestic Economy by Catherine Beecher

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy by Catherine Beecher
    Written by Catharine Beecher to advocate the cult of domesticity. Women should be the moral structure in the household, and educate intellegent republican children.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    Womens rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. Organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Drafted the Declaration of Sentiments, which stated: "He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead". The declaration demanded for womens civil rights. It soon became a foundational document of the Womans Suffrage Movement.
  • First National Women's Rights Convention

    First National Women's Rights Convention
    Heald in Brinley Hall, (shown in picture) Worchester, MA. Over 1000 viewers and participants. These meetings are heald anually here on. Important leaders such as Frederick Douglass attend.
  • American Womans Educational Association

    American Womans Educational Association
    Founded by Catharine Beecher to spread the importance of domestic education to women in America.
  • The National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA)

    The National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA)
    Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Sady Stanton form this association to achieve voting rights of women through a constitutional amendment.
  • American Woman Suffrage Association

    American Woman Suffrage Association
    Founded by Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell. Advoated womens voting rights via state constitutions.
  • Wyoming passes first suffrage law

    The state of Wyoming pases it's frst suffrage law, allowing women to work on juries.
  • Helen Hunt Jackson

    Helen Hunt Jackson
    Wrote "A Century of Dishonor", which described the mistreatment of Native Americans from Americans troops in the West.
  • Hull House, Chicago

    Hull House, Chicago
    Founded by Jane Adams & Ellen Gates Star. Had innovated education, social, and artistic programs.
  • Mary Lease

    Mary Lease
    Activist/Populist. Despised large businesses in American (especially Wall Street), for they turned citizens in to 'wage slaves'. Strongly supported the womans suffrage movement.

    The National Women Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association merge to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). State by state campaigns to obtain womens voting rights.
  • Ida B Wells

    Ida B Wells
    African-American journalist who advocated blacks rights and womans suffrage.
  • Colorado grants women right to vote

    Colorado becomes the first state in U.S history to grant women voting rights.
  • Idaho and Utah grant women voting rights

  • Carrie Chapman Catt takes over NAWSA

    Catt served as president of the NAWSA and was the founder of the League of Women Voters.
  • The National Womens Trade Union League established

    Wanted improved wages and working conditions for women
  • Washington (state) grants women sufferage

  • California grants womens sufferage

    California state referendum approves full voting rights for women.
  • Congressional Union formed by Lucy Burns and Alice Paul (later changed to NWP)

    To work towards the goal of granting women the right to vote
  • Womens Sufferage parade (the eve of Wilson's inauguration) attacked by a mob

    Many injured, but no arrests made
  • Formation of the National Women's Party

    Formation of the National Women's Party
    Formed by Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and their colleagues.
  • 3 women vote in NYC

  • Picketers Arrested in DC

    Picketers Arrested in DC
    National Women's party picketers were arrested for 'obstructing traffic'
  • Susan B. Anthony's written amendment (introduced in 1878) passed by the H.O.R. and Senate

    Then sent to the states for ratification
  • 19th Amendment

    The ratification of this amendment gave females the right to vote.
  • The Womens Bureau of Department of Labor is formed

    Formed in order to collect information about working women and make sure the work place is safe for them
  • The Womens Bureau of the Department of Labor

    collected info about women in the work force and insured safe working conditions for women.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Earhart has her first flying lession from Neta Snook. This event is significant because it marks the origin of this future celebrity's hobby.
  • Margaret Salenger

    Margaret Salenger
    Margaret Salenger creates birth control to control the growing population and unwanted pregnancys.
  • Sheppard-towner maternity act

    Sheppard-towner maternity act
    provided federal financing in maternal and infant health care for women. It also gave funds to build women's health care clinics.
  • Edna Millay awarded Pulitzer Prize

    Edna Millay awarded Pulitzer Prize
    Millay is the first women in history to be awarded this prestigious award. It is significant because it shows the emerging respect for women and their work in society.
  • The Equal Rights Amendment

    The Equal Rights Amendment
    This was drafted by Alice Paul. She hoped to make it against the law to treat women differently from men in society. Women wanted to affirm the same rights as men, however, it was never passed.
  • Nellie Ross

    Nellie Ross
    Ross becomes America's first governer of a state. She becomes in inaugurated as the 13th govorner of Wyoming in 1925. Ross was also the first women to serve as a Governor of a state.
  • Frances Perkins

    Frances Perkins
    Frances Perkins is the first women to hold a cabinet position in American history. This marks a significant shift in womens role in society.
  • Nellie Ross @ US Mint

    Nellie Ross @ US Mint
    Nellie Ross soon becomes the first female head of the United States Mint. This is significant because it shows women higher respected positions in society.
  • "Rosie the Riveter" Phenomenon

    "Rosie the Riveter" Phenomenon
    During WWII, this phenomenon occured. It was where women flooded to factories to temporarily replace the men who were sent to war.
  • WASP

    Women Airforce Service Pilots: the significance of this union and others created during WWII shows the determination and power women had to support society.
  • The Woman's Professional Golf Assosiation

    The Woman's Professional Golf Assosiation
    Allowed women to enjoy fun activities outside the home. Sports were viewed as a man’s territory but during this time women pulled ahead and created different sports associations as well. In 1949 it’s name was changed to Ladies Professional Golf Association.
  • Commission on the Status of Women

    Commission on the Status of Women
    Commission on the Status of Women founded as a mechanism to promote, report on and monitor issues relating to the political, economic, civil, social and educational rights of women. Headed up by Eleanor Roosevelt under Kennedy’s orders. This Commission played a large role in the Women Strike for Peace in 1961
  • Fay vs. New York

    Fay vs. New York
    Fay v. New York,  the U.S. Supreme Court says women are equally qualified with men to serve on juries but are granted an exemption and may serve or not. This case advanced women to yet another form of equality in the law department.
  • Cult of Domesticity

    Cult of Domesticity
    The cold war throughout the 40's and 50's was an era of suburbian culture. Women were viewed as the moral fugure in the typical American family, and her duties we're strictly domestic. This time period was significant for women's position in society was restricted and degrading.
  • Women Strike for Peace

    Women Strike for Peace
    50, 000 women strike through 60 major cities in the Women Strike for Peace to help secure the signing of a Nuclear Test Treaty and other nuclear disarmament at the height of the cold war. During this time women played a large role in bringing down HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee). The group consisted mainly of married-with-children middle-class white women.
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963

    Equal Pay Act of 1963
    prohibited wage differences based on sex. This was a huge accomplishment for the women working for equality because even if they had done the same job they most likely would’ve been paid less than a man.
  • The Feminist Mystique

    The Feminist Mystique
    In 1957, Betty Friedan was asked to conduct a survey for her graducating female class. The results, in which she found that many of them were unhappy with their lives as housewives, prompted her to begin research for The Feminine Mystique, conducting interviews with other suburban housewives, as well as researching psychology, media, and advertising.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The rights this law protected included: freedom of choice to vote, apply for employment, use of hotels, restaurants and all other public places. This act wasn’t only big for African Americans, but also for women who had been discriminated against in the work place etc.
  • Headstart Act

    Headstart Act
    This act was included in Johnsons 'Great Society'. It provded poor people with preschool education and prenatal care to pregnant women. It included women to get abortions. This act was significant for it focused on the health and safety needs of women.
  • Pauli Murray

    Pauli Murray
    Murray becomes the first African American Women to be an episcopical priest.
  • NOW National Organization for Women

    NOW National Organization for Women
    NOW was founded on June 30, 1966, in Washington, D.C., by 28 women and men attending the Third National Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women, the successor to the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. It was founded by the author of the Feminist Mystique, Betty Friedman. It is now the largest feminist organization in the US.