The table below shows key events in the struggle for women's suffrage in America.
|1837||Young teacher Susan B. Anthony asked for equal pay for women teachers.|
July 14: call to a woman's rights convention appeared in a Seneca County, New York, newspaper.
July 19-20: Woman's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, issuing the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments
|1850||October: first National Woman's Rights Convention was held in Worcester, Massachusetts.|
|1851||Sojourner Truth defends woman's rights and "Negroes' rights" at a women's convention in Akron, Ohio.|
|1855||Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell married in a ceremony renouncing the legal authority of a husband over a wife, and Stone kept her last name.|
|1866||American Equal Rights Association to join causes of black suffrage and women's suffrage|
New England Woman Suffrage Association founded to focus on woman suffrage; dissolves in a split in just another year.
January 8: first issue of The Revolution appeared.
American Equal Rights Association splits.
National Woman Suffrage Association founded primarily by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
November: American Woman Suffrage Association founded in Cleveland, created primarily by Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and Julia Ward Howe.
December 10: Wyoming territory passed a law permitting women to vote.
Republican Party platform included a reference to woman suffrage.
Campaign was initiated by Susan B. Anthony to encourage women to register to vote and then vote, using the Fourteenth Amendment as justification.
November 5: Susan B. Anthony and others attempted to vote; some, including Anthony, are arrested.
|June 1873||Susan B. Anthony was tried for "illegally" voting.|
|1878||January 10: The "Anthony Amendment" to extend the vote to women was introduced into the United States Congress.
First Senate committee hearing on the Anthony Amendment.
|1880||Lucretia Mott died.|
|1887||Three volumes of a history of the woman suffrage effort were published, written primarily by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Mathilda Jocelyn Gage.|
|1890||American Woman Suffrage Association and National Woman Suffrage Association merge into the National American Woman Suffrage Association.|
|1893||Colorado passed a referendum giving women the vote.
Lucy Stone died.
|1887||January 25: The United States Senate voted on woman suffrage for the first time -- and also for the last time in 25 years.|
|1896||Utah and Idaho passed woman suffrage laws.|
|1900||Carrie Chapman Catt became president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.|
|1902||Elizabeth Cady Stanton died.|
|1904||Anna Howard Shaw became president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.|
|1906||Susan B. Anthony died.|
|1910||Washington State established woman suffrage.|
|1912||May 4: Women marched up Fifth Avenue in New York City, demanding the vote.|
|1913||Women in Illinois were given the vote in most elections -- the first state East of the Mississippi to pass a woman suffrage law.
Alice Paul formed the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, first within the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
May 4: About 5,000 paraded for woman suffrage up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.
|1914||The Congressional Union split from the National American Woman Suffrage Association.|
|1915||Carrie Chapman Catt elected to presidency of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.|
|1916||The Congressional Union recreated itself as the National Woman's Party.|
|1917||National American Woman Suffrage Association officers meet with President Wilson. (photo)
National Woman's Party began picketing the White House.
June: Arrests began of pickets at the White House.
Montana elected Jeannette Rankin to the United States Congress.
|1918||January 10: House of Representatives passed the Anthony Amendment but the Senate failed to pass it.
March: A court declared invalid the White House suffrage protest arrests.
|1919||May 21: United States House of Representatives passed the Anthony Amendment again.
June 4: United States Senate approved the Anthony Amendment.
|1920||August 18: Tennessee legislature ratified the Anthony Amendment by a single vote, giving the Amendment the necessary states for ratification.
August 24: Tennessee governor signed the Anthony Amendment.
August 26: United States Secretary of State signed the Anthony Amendment into law.
|1923||Equal Rights Amendment introduced into the United States Congress.|