Woman's Rights!

  • First women's rights convention

    The first Womab's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. After two days of debates and discussion about the rights that should be given to women, 68 women and 32 men signed a Declaration of Sentiments.
  • Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    The two women form the National Woman Suffrage Association. This was to try and achieve voting rights for women.
  • Wyoming

    Wyoming passes the first women's suffrage law.
  • Colorado

    Colorado was the first state to adopt an amendment granting women the right to vote.
  • The National Association of Colored Women

    The National Association of Colored Women is formed, bringing more than one hundred black women together.
  • The National Women's Trade Union Leauge

    This was established to improve wages and working conditions for women.
  • Birth Control

    Margaret Sanger opens the first U.S. birth-control clinic in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Woman Suffrage Amendment

    The original document written by Susan B. Anothony is passed.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote is passed.
  • Status of Women

    John Kennedy makes the President's Commission on the Status of Women and has Eleanor Roosevelt as his chairwoman,
  • Betty Friedan

    Betty publishes her book the "Feminine Mystique" which talks about the middle--class American housewife and shows society how ridiculous everyone has treated women.
  • Equal Pay Act

    Congress make it illegal from employers to pay a woman less than what a man would get for the same job.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Stops discrimination in employment on he basis of race and gender.
  • EEOC

    Sex-segragated help wanted ads in the newspapers becamse illegal.
  • Equal Pay

    An employer cannot change job titles for women workers in order to pay them less than men.
  • The Equal Rights Amendment

    "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".
  • EMILY's List

    Early Money Is Like Yeast is established and allows women to run for national political office.
  • The Violence Against Women Act

    Stops sex offenders.
  • Kolstad v. American Dental Association

    Damages for sex discrimination.
  • Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

    President Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act which lets victims of pay discrimination to file a complaint to the government of their employer.