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Throughout history in the United States there have been many social changes that have occurred. These changes have had both a positive and negative impact on many people. The women's right social movement was one of the most significant and important movements for the equality of all women's rights. The inequality of women's rights in the United States have been going on for decades and is still going on now. Many women in the past have been treated differently compared to women today, however discrimination unfortunately still exists. For examples, women were not able to vote or in many cases not allowed to work because they were women and they were seen as weak and that they didn't have the same ability as men. To combat those issues, many organizations were formed by women leaders to fight for their rights. Women such as Susan B Anthony, Alice Paul, and Lucy Stone came together to start the he women's rights movement. This very important because women fought for their freedom and to be treated equally. As a result of the movement, today discrimination acts and laws such as women not having the right to vote have ended. Today women that live in the United States are free to do anything they please and have the right to be treated with respect and equality.


1848-First women's rights convention

68 women and 32 men signed a declaration of sentiments. A set of 12 resolutions is adopted calling for equal treatment of women and men under law and voting rights for women.

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1896-The National Association of Colored Women is formed DESCRIPTION:The National Association of Colored Women is formed, bringing together more than 100 black women's clubs. Leaders in the black women's club movement include Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin,Mary Church Terrell, and Anna Julia Cooper.


1893-states Colorado is the first state to adopt an amendment granting women the right to vote. Utah and Idaho follow suit in 1896, Washington State in 1910, California in 1911, Oregon, Kansas, and Arizona in 1912, Alaska and Illinois in 1913, Montana and Nevada in 1914, New York in 1917;Michigan, South Dakota, and Oklahoma in 1918.

1994-improvement The Violence Against Women Act tightens federal penalties for sex offenders, funds services for victims of rape and domestic violence, and provides for special training of police officers.

Alice paul and lucy bruns cofounded the congressional union then formed the national woman's party in 1916


1913-Women can vote Alice Paul and Lucy Burns from the Congressional Union to work toward the passage of a federal amendment to give women the vote. The group is later renamed the National Woman's Party. Members picket the White House and practice other forms of civil disobedience

1955-The Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), the first lesbian organization in the United States, is founded. Although DOB originated as a social group, it later developed into a political organization to win basic acceptance for lesbians in the United States.

Susan b anthony and Elizabeth cady stanton founded the national woman suffrage association 1869

Elizabeth cady stanton helped organize the world’s first women’s rights convention in 1848, and formed the National Women’s Loyal League with Susan B. Anthony in 1863. Seven years later, they established the National Woman Suffrage Association.

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