A Timeline of Women's Suffrage
Use this dataset to learn about the progress of the women's suffrage movement over time.
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|March 31, 1776||John Adam's wife writes to him at the Continental Congress, asking him to "remember the ladies."||Abigail Adams|
|1833||Oberlin College becomes the first coeducational college in the United States||Lucy Stone|
|November 8, 1837||Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts becomes the first four-year college exclusively for women.||Mary Lyon|
|July 19-20, 1848||The first women's rights convention takes place; the Declaration of Sentiments is signed in hopes to end the discrimination against women.||Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott|
|October 23–24, 1850||The first National Women's Rights Convention takes place, an event that takes place annually until 1860||Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis|
|July 9, 1868||The 14th Amendment passes, limiting voting to males; declares that the right to vote may not be “denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States”||John Armor Bingham|
|May 15, 1869||The National Woman's Suffrage Association is formed to support a consitutional amendment to ensure women's rights.||Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Staton|
|February 3, 1870||The 15th Amendment passes: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”||Ulysses S. Grant|
|November 18, 1872||A woman's rights activist is arrested for voting for Ulysses S. Grant in the presidential election||Susan B. Anthony|
|November 7, 1893||Colorado becomes the first state to adopt an amendment granting women the right to vote.||Clara Cressingham|
|August 1, 1895||The Women's Bible is published, challenging the religious belief that women should be subservient to men.||Elizabeth Cady Stanton|
|July 21, 1896||The National Association of Colored Women's Clubs is formed||Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Mary ChurchTerrell, Anna Julia Cooper|
|April 7, 1913||The Congressional Union for Women Suffrage is founded to lobby for a constitutional amendment to secure women the right to vote.||Alice Paul, Lucy Burns|
|June 5, 1916||The National Woman's Party (NWP) is formed, based off of the British suffrage movement||Alice Paul|
|June 22, 1917||The Silent Sentinels, a group of protesters from the NWP, picket the White House for the first time and are arrested.||Alice Paul|
|September 30, 1918||The president endorses women's suffrage, declaring that it's needed as a "war measure."||Woodrow Wilson|
|June 4, 1919||The federal women's suffrage amendment is passed by the House and the Senate; is sent to the states for ratification.||Carrie Chapman Catt|
|August 18, 1920||19th Amendment is ratified, ensuring all women the right to vote||Woodrow Wilson|
|July 1, 1923||The NWP proposes the Equal Rights Amendment to eliminate discrimination on basis of gender; it is never ratified.||Martha Griffiths|