Women Take Aim
1848 The worlds first womens right convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York on July 19 and 20.
1848 The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions is debated and signed by 68 women and 32 men.
1849 Elizabeth Smith Miller appears on the streets of Seneca Falls, New York wearing " turkish trousers," later to be known as " bloomers."
1849 Amelia Jenks Bloomer publishes and edits the first prominent womens rights newspaper, The Lily.
1853 Antoinette Brown is the first U.S. woman ordained as a minister in a Protestant denomination.
1855 Lucy Stone becomes the first women to keep her own name after marriage.
1855 The University of Iowa becomes the first state school to admit women.
1866 The American Equal Rights Association is founded, the first organization in the U.S. to advocate national womens suffrage.
1868 Sorosis is founded, the first professional club for women.
1868 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony began publishing The Revolution, an important womens periodical.
1869 - December 10 the first women suffrage law in the U.S. passed in the territory of Wyoming.
1869 Anthony and Stanton withdraw from the Equal Rights Association because of a dispute over the 15th amendment.
1872 Congress passes a law to give women federal employees pay for equal work.
1875 Sophia Smith is the first women to found and endow a womens college.
1877 Helen Magil the first women to receive a Ph.D. at a U. S. school.
1878 The Susan B. Anthony Amendment (to grant women the right to vote) is introduced to congress.
1879 Belva Lockwood is the first women lawyer admitted to practice before the Supreme Court.
1884 Belva Lockwood is the first woman to receive votes in a presidential election.
1887 For the first time in this century the U.S. Senate votes on womens suffrage it loses 34 to 16.
1893 Colorado becomes the first state to adopt a state amendment enfranchising women.
1895 Elizabeth Cady Stanton publishes the first volume of The Womens Bible, she publishes the second volume in 1898.
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