Women's Rights Movement

  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    This meeting, held in Senca Falls, New York, was the beginning to the woman's rights movement. It lasted two days, with around 300 people attending. 40 of which were men. Everyone attending signed a petition agreeing they thought women should have equal rights as men. This event sparked a revolution for women everywhere.
  • Taking Control

    Taking Control
    Women is Salem, Ohio took complete control of their convetions. No men were allowed to paricipate in the planning. The only involvment men were allowed to have was being an audience member.
  • National Women's Rights Convention

    National Women's Rights Convention
    The first national convention was held in Worcester, Massachusetts. Over 900 people went to this meeting and eleven states were represented there. This convention also lasted two days. During this time, people gave speeches, read letters, and argued what rights women had.
  • 'Ain't I A Woman?'

    'Ain't I A Woman?'
    Sojourner Truth give a speech at a convention in Akron, Ohio. She describes how men say that women are dainty and shouldn't do things men do. So, they can't form opinions on things or hold real jobs because they are not strong enough. She also points out how men don't treat her any different. They don't carry her over mud puddles or help her into a carriage. She says she has done just as much work as a man has. So why shouldn't she be given the same rights?
  • Petition to Congress

    Many women presented a Universal Sufferage petiton to congress with over 10,000 signatures on it.
  • The Newspaper, Revolution

    The Newspaper, Revolution
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are known as a great team. "Together they edited and published a women's newspaper, the Revolution, from 1868 to 1870." (Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, 2013) They traveled together across the country, supporting women's rights.
  • Wyoming Passes A Law

    Wyoming Passes A Law
    Wyoming and the territories around it pass the first woman's sufferage law. This law granted women the right to vote. It is said though, that Wyoming's motives weren't all that great. They passed this law hoping women would move there. Since they had a population of around 6,000 men and 1,000 women.
  • Many States Start To Support

    Many States Start To Support
    By 1883 seventeen states had granted women with the right to vote. Some include: Washington, Cailfornia, New York, and Michigan. The National Woman's Sufferage Assocation started going state to state campaigning for their rights.
  • National Woman's Trade Union

    National Woman's Trade Union
    This league was founded in Boston to help establish better working conditions and higher wages for women everywhere. Women were often not even hired for a job so men could still earn the same amount of money. Or when the did get a job they were paid very little.
  • Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts
    Juliette Gordon Low founded the first group of Girl Guides in America. This was later renamed as Girl Scouts of the USA. This group brings girls together. Also helps build their self confidence and encorages self- relience. This prepares them for the roles of becoming an adult woman and gives them resourcefulness.
  • Sanger and Her Clinic

    Sanger and Her Clinic
    Margaret Sanger opens a birth-control clinic in Brooklyn. This was the first one ever in America. It was only open for ten days, which she later got arrested for. Though she went to court and ended up being supported. With that, she opened up another one later in New York.
  • To The Congress We Go

    To The Congress We Go
    Susan B. Anthony wrote the federal women's sufferage amendment in 1878. She presented then presented it to the congress. Finally, at this time the Senate and House of Representative passed it. Then is was sent to the states for acceptance.
  • Women In The Workforce

    Women In The Workforce
    During this time, the women formed the Bureau of the Department of Labor for women. They wanted to collect information on how women were treated in the workforce. They wanted to make sure that women had good working conditions.
  • It's Been Passed

    It's Been Passed
    After everyone's hard work, finally the 19th Amendment was passed. This granted every women in the United States with the right to vote. Though, not very many women started showing up to the polls until 1980.
  • Shepard Towner Act

    Shepard Towner Act
    This was the first act directed towards women after 1920. This provided federal funding for maternity and child care. This led to 3,000 child and materal health care centers being build across the country. Though in 1926, it did not get renewed.