Women's Rights

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  • First Women's Rights Convention

    First Women's Rights Convention
    Senaca falls Seneca Falls held the first ever women's rights convention in the summer of 1848. 68 women, and 32 men signed a Decleration of Sentiments. The decleration described 12 resolutions to get equal treatment, and voting rights for the women of America.
  • The First National Women's Rights Convention

    The First National Women's Rights Convention
    Womens Rights The first National Women's Rights Convention takes place in Worecestor, Mass. Attracting more than 1,000 participants. National coventions are held yearly through 1860.
  • National Woman's Suffrage Assiociation formed

    National Woman's Suffrage Assiociation formed
    National Woman Suffrage AssociationSusan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association. The goal of the organization is to get voting rights for women by getting am amendement added to the Constitution.
  • Colorado gives women the right to vote

    Colorado gives women the right to vote
    Western Women's Sufferage- ColoradoColorado is the first state to get an amendment granting women the right to vote. Utah and Idaho follow n 1896, Washington State in 1910, California in 1911, Oregon, Kansas, and Arizona in 1912, Alaska and Illinois in 1913, Montana and Nevada in 1914, New York in 1917; Michigan, South Dakota, and Oklahoma in 1918.
  • National Women's Trade Union League founded

    National Women's Trade Union League founded
    Women's Trade Union LeagueThe National Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) is founded to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for women. The WTUL had a major role in the strikes of the first two decade of the twenteth century.
  • Congressional Union formed

    Congressional Union formed
    Congressional Union for Woman SuffrageAlice Paul and Lucy Burns form the Congressional Union to work toward a federal amendment to give women the vote. The group was later renamed the National Women's Party. Members picket the White House and practice other forms of civil disobedience.
  • First U.S Birth control clinic opened

    First U.S Birth control clinic opened
    Oct. 16, 1916: Sanger Stakes Everything on Birth ControlMargaret 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 united states didn't fully legalize birth control methods untill 1965.
  • Women's suffrage Amendement wins in the Senate

    Women's suffrage Amendement wins in the Senate
    Modern History Sourcebook:The Passage of the 19th Amendment, 1919-1920Articles from The New York TimesThe federal woman suffrage amendment, originally written by Susan B. Anthony and introduced in Congress in 1878, is passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. It's then sent to the states. This is a huge step for the treatment of women.
  • Department of Labor formed

    Department of Labor formed
    Women's Bureau of theU.S Department of LaborThe Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor is formed to collect information about women in the workforce and to get good working conditions for women. It's mandate was, "to formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable, employment."
  • Women have the Right to Vote

    Women have the Right to Vote
    19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote (1920)The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, is signed into law by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. The womens rights activist's work has finaly paid off.
  • The daughters of bilitis

    The daughters of bilitis
    Winds of Change: The Daughters of Bilitis and Lesbian OrganizingThe Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian organization in the United States, is founded. Although DOB originated as a social group, it later developed into a political organization to win basic acceptance for lesbians in the United States.
  • Food and drug administration approve

    Food and drug administration approve
    FDA approves the pillThe Food and Drug Administration approves birth control pills.Development of "the pill," as it became popularly known, was initially commissioned by birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. Sanger, who opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States in 1916, hoped to encourage the development of a more practical and effective alternative to contraceptives that were in use at the time.
  • equal pay act

    equal pay act
    Equal Pay Act of 1963The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. It is job content, not job titles, that determines whether jobs are substantially equal.
  • equal employment oppurtunity commision

    equal employment oppurtunity commision
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionIn the 1960s, Americans who knew only the potential of "equal protection of the laws" expected the president, the Congress, and the courts to fulfill the promise of the 14th Amendment. In response, all three branches of the federal government--as well as the public at large--debated a fundamental constitutional question: Does the Constitution's prohibition of denying equal protection always ban the use of racial, ethnic, or gender criteria in an attempt to bring social justice and social benefit
  • Griswold v. Connecticut

    Griswold v. Connecticut
    Griswold v. ConnecticutIn Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the Supreme Court ruled that a state's ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy. The case concerned a Connecticut law that criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control.
  • NOW is founded

    NOW is founded
    National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) Statement of PurposeThe National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded by a group of feminists including Betty Friedan. The largest women's rights group in the U.S., NOW seeks to end sexual discrimination, especially in the workplace, by means of legislative lobbying, litigation, and public demonstrations.
  • ERA is passed

    ERA is passed
    Equal Rights Amendment for Women Passed by CongressThe Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. Originally drafted by Alice Paul in 1923, the amendment reads: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." The amendment died in 1982 when it failed to achieve ratification by a minimum of 38 states.
  • Equal credit oppurtunity act

    Equal credit oppurtunity act
    REGULATION BRegulation B was issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to implement the provisions of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). The law was enacted in 1974 to make it unlawful for creditors to discriminate in any aspect of a credit transaction on the basis of sex or marital status
  • Kolstad v. American Dental Association

    Kolstad v. American Dental AssociationThe Supreme Court rules in Kolstad v. American Dental Association that a woman can sue for punitive damages for sex discrimination if the anti-discrimination law was violated with malice or indifference to the law, even if that conduct was not especially severe.