Women's Rights Evolution in America

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In History
  • Adoption of the English System

    Adoption of the English System
    After the American Revolution, the colonies adopted the English system which degraded women and did not allow them to own property in their name or keep their own earnings. This was the beginning of the women oppression in the United States.
  • Abolishment of Women's Suffrage

    Abolishment of Women's Suffrage
    The 13 states passed laws that restricted any women from voting.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The Seneca Falls Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. It was the first convention devoted to women's rights in the U.S. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were the principal organizers of the convention. This became the start of the Women's Rights Movement. They wrote the Declaration of Sentiments which mocked the Declaration of Independence and it called for a fight for women's constitutional guaranteed rights.
  • National Women's Day

    National Women's Day
    New York hosted a Women's Day on the 28th of February, 1909 and this inspired the creation of International Women's Day. German delegates proposed this holiday as a day to acknowledge women worldwide in 1910 at the International Socialist Women's Conference. This day is celebrated every 8th of March worldwide and it is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    The 19th amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution and it granted American women the right of vote nationwide.
  • World War II

    World War II
    During WWII, women entered the workforce in large numbers to take over the jobs that soldiers left behind. Women worked highly skilled jobs that were at the time viewed for only men. This proved their potential in the workforce.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This act banned discrimination in hiring, firing, compensation, and other conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, and sex.
  • Equal Pay Act

    Equal Pay Act
    Congress passes the Equal Pay acts which establishes equal pay regardless of the employee's gender. The act prohibits women getting payed less during the same job as a man with higher pay. It also allowed women to sue employers who discriminated them in pay.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Equal Rights Amendment
    The Equal Rights Amendment is passed and its purpose is to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. This cleared any sex distinction in terms of employment, divorce, property, etc.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments

    Title IX of the Education Amendments
    Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendments and that ordered no person to be excluded from any educational program based on their gender. It abolishes sex discrimination in school.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    This Supreme Court case declared the legality of a women's right to have an abortion under the 14th amendment. It overruled many state and federal abortion laws. It gave women the freedom to choose if they wanted to have an abortion.
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    This act bans employment discrimination on pregnant women. This includes hiring, firing, pay, promotions, etc. Women were guaranteed their jobs during and after pregnancy.
  • The Violence Against Women Act

    The Violence Against Women Act
    This act was designed to end violence against women. It has been reauthorized in 2000, 2005 and 2013. It's purpose was to improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence and sexual assault. Now, it also includes stalking and dating violence. The reauthorization in 2013 allows the LGBTQ community to be protected as well.
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    Women Right's Evolution

    This timeline goes through the most important events and achievements that happened throughout the Women's Rights Movement.