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Women's Rights Movement
Source: National Women's History Project
9 months ago
The Women's Rights Movement begins.
Esther Morris, the first woman to hold a judicial position, led the first successful state campaign for woman suffrage in Wyoming.
Abigail Scott Duniway lead a successful fight in Oregon and Washington.
Anna Howard Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt lead the National American Woman Suffrage Association, bringing the campaign to its final success.
The vote was finally won.
The National Woman Suffrage Association became the League of Women Voters.
The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor was established.
Alice Paul, leader of the National Woman's Party, drafted an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.
A Supreme Court decision declassified birth control information as obscene.
Married couples in all states could obtain contraceptives legally.
Esther Peterson, director of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, encouraged President Kennedy to convene a Commission on the Status of Women.
The report issued but the Commission on the Status of Women in 1961documents widespread discrimination against women.
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed, prohibiting employment discrimination and establishing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The National Organization for Women was organized, inspiring other organizations addressing the needs of specific groups of women.
Title IX was included in the Education Codes of 1972, legalizing equal access to higher professional education and bringing up rates of women participation in athletics and bringing down opposers of a female president.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled it illegal to segregate "Help wanted" posters between genders.
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed and sent to the states for ratification.
The deadline for the states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, when only 35 of the required 38 states had voted for it.
Roe v. Wade affirmed women's choice during the first two trimesters.
Young women are proudly calling themselves "the third wave".
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union organized.
National American Woman Suffrage Association formed.
Woman's Trade Union League founded.
Washington state grants woman suffrage.
California grants woman suffrage.
Arizona, Kansas, and Oregon grant woman suffrage.
Wyoming territory grants women right to vote.
Mary Baker Eddy establishes Christian Science.
Jane Addams founds Hull House in Chicago.
Lillian Wald opens Henry Street Settlement in New York.
New Zealand grants women right to vote.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman publishes "Women and Economics".
Kate Chopin publishes "The Awakening".
Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
Women's Rights Conventions were held regularly.
Influential women traveled the country lecturing and organizing for the cause.
The first Women's Rights Convention was held at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls.
A second wave of activism washed into the public consciousness.
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