Women's Rights Movement in the U.S

  • The first women's rights convention

    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.
  • The National Women Suffrage Association

    state-by-state campaigns to obtain voting rights for women
  • The National Association of Colored Women

    Bring together more than 100 black womans clubs
  • The National Women's Trade Union League

    established to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for women.
  • First birth-control clinic

    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 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 is then sent to the states for ratification.
  • The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor

    The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, is signed into law by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.
  • The Daughters of Bilitis

    Although DOB originated as a social group, it later developed into a political organization to win basic acceptance for lesbians in the United States.
  • The Food and Drug Administration

    approves birth control pills
  • Equal Pay Act

    Congress passes the Equal Pay Act, making it illegal for employers to pay a woman less than what a man would receive for the same job.