Women Rights Movement

  • First Birth Control is open

    Margaret Sanger opens the first U.S. birth-control clinic in Brooklyn, N.Y. Although the clinic is shut down 10 days later and Sanger is arrested, she eventually wins support through the courts and opens another clinic in New York City in 1923
  • The first womens right convention

    The first women's rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York. After 2 days of discussion and debate, 68 women and 32 men sign a Declaration of Sentiments, which outlines grievances and sets the agenda for the women's rights movement. A set of 12 resolutions is adopted calling for equal treatment of women and men under the law and voting rights for women.
  • National Women Rights Convention

    The first National Women's Rights Convention takes place in Worcester, Mass., attracting more than 1,000 participants. National conventions are held yearly (except for 1857) through 1860
  • Nationa; Women Suffrage Association

    Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association. The primary goal of the organization is to achieve voting rights for women by means of a Congressional amendment to the Constitution
  • The National Women Suffrage Association

    The national women suffrage association and the american woman suffrage assciation megre to form the nation american woman suffrage assciation
  • The National Association of Colored Women

    The National Association of Colored Women is formed, bringing together more than 100 black women's clubs. Leaders in the black women's club movement include Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Mary Church Terrell, and Anna Julia Cooper.
  • The National Women's Trade Union League

    The National Women's Trade Union League is established to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for women.
  • Congressional Union

    Alice Paul and Lucy Burns form the Congressional Union to work toward the passage of a federal amendment to give women the vote. The group is later renamed the National Women's Party. Members picket the White House and practice other forms of civil disobedience
  • The 19th Amendment

    granting women the right to vote, is signed to law by Secretary of State
  • The Women's Bureau

    is formed to collec infromation about women in the workforce and safeguard good working conditions for women