Women's Rights Movement Gabe Bautista

In the history of the United States there have been many social changes that have occurred. A major and very important movement in United States history is the Women's Rights or Women's Suffrage Movement. The discrimination of women has been going on for many years, and it is arguably still going on today. However, when looking at the movement and would conclude that women have come a long way. The movement began to take form in 1848 when the first Women’s Rights Convention was held. At the convention, women came together to gather their thoughts and ideas to end the discrimination of women. There are many incidents in our history where women were discriminated for many years. Women began to advocate for their rights in the mid 1800’s and this became known as the Women's Rights Movement. Every year before 1920 in the United States women were not allowed to vote. Women like Elizabeth C. Stanton led the movement. She was also one of the people who organized the Women’s Rights Convention. The importance of the movement was to signify and establish that that the discrimination of women is no longer tolerated socially, and legally in the United States. The results of the movement and its accomplishments led to the end of discriminatory laws against women and women getting the right to vote, as well as to fight in our wars, get equal pay and to own property. Without this movement the United States wouldn’t be the great nation it is today.

Women’s Rights Overview


-1848 Elizabeth C. Stanton organized and was in charge of the women’s rights convention

-2016 Hillary Clinton is the first woman presidential nominee, 168 years after the first women’s rights convention


-2017 Women’s March happens to protest Donald Trump’s Inauguration, three times more people show up to the march than President Trump’s Inauguration

-1848 First Women’s Rights Convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York

-1968 President Johnson signs order to not allow sex discrimination in government jobs


-2016 Armed Services, women are allowed to serve in any job in the military

-1920 The 19th Amendment to the constitution is passed that gives women the right to vote in US elections, also known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment

-1963 Equal Pay Act is passed by congress that make men and women make the same amount of money for the same amount of work

-1890 Wyoming gives women the right to vote in all state elections (before 19th amendment)

-1900 ALL women can own property and keep wages

4. Art/Culture:

-In 1971 Georgia O’Keeffe was the first big artist that was a woman and wanted women’s rights

-1970 Judy Chicago taught the first women’s art class in Fresno


Created with images by eylerwerve - "Women's March, January 21 2017, Chicago"

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