1793 January 3: Lucretia Mott is born in Nantucket, MA.
1815 November 12: Elizabeth Cady Stanton is born in Johnstown, NY.
1820 February 15: Susan B. Anthony is born in Adams, MA.
1821 Emma Willard founds
the Troy Female Seminary, the first school to
offer girls classical and scientific studies on a collegiate level.
1833 Oberlin College is founded
as the first coeducational institution of higher
1837 Mount Holyoke, the first
college for women, is founded by Mary Lyon
in South Hadley, MA.
1840 Marriage of Elizabeth
Cady and Henry B. Stanton.
World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London, England; female delegates
denied Seats. Elizabeth Cady Stanton meets Lucretia Mott. The idea for
women’s rights convention is conceived.
1847 Stantons move to Seneca Falls, NY.
1848 July 13: Elizabeth Cady
Stanton, along with other women activists, calls first
women’s rights convention.
July 19 and 20: Seneca Falls convention is held at the Wesleyan Chapel.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivers the Declaration of Sentiments and the
1851 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony meet for the first time.
1854 Elizabeth Cady Stanton makes first address to New York Legislature.
1860 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
addresses New York Legislature, asking expansion
of married women’s rights and woman suffrage.
1861 Civil War begins; United
States Sanitary Commission established, with
services performed largely by women.
1863 National Woman’s Loyal
League established; under direction of Elizabeth
Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, League collects signatures on petition
to Congress for Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery.
1865 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
and other women petition Congress asking to be
included in Fourteenth Amendment, insuring the vote.
1866 First postwar National
Woman’s Rights Convention.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton runs for Congress to prove woman’s constitutional
right; she gets twenty-four votes out of 12,000.
1867 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
and other women address a subcommittee of the
New York Constitutional Convention requesting that the revised constitution
include woman suffrage. Their efforts fail.
1868 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
and Susan B. Anthony launch their women’s rights
newspaper, Revolution , in New York City.
The Fourteenth amendment to the U. S. Constitution is adopted, giving all
male the right to vote, but not women.
1869 National Woman Suffrage
Association is founded with Elizabeth Cady
Stanton as president.
American Woman Suffrage Association is founded with Henry Ward
Beecher as president.
Territory of Wyoming grants woman suffrage.
1870 Territory of Utah grants woman suffrage.
1872 Susan B. Anthony votes and is arrested.
1880 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
tries to vote in Tenafly, N.J.
November 11: Lucretia Mott dies.
1890 Suffrage groups, NWSA
and the AWSA merge to form the National
American Woman Suffrage Association, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton
1892 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
resigns as president of Suffrage Association;
is succeeded by Susan B. Anthony.
1893 Colorado grants woman
New Zealand becomes first country to grant full woman suffrage.
1895 Elizabeth Cady Stanton published The Woman’s Bible .
1896 Idaho grants woman suffrage.
1902 October 26: Death of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
1906 March 13: Death of Susan B. Anthony.
1920 Nineteenth Amendment,
granting woman suffrage, ratified.
Source for Summary:
Gourko, Miriam. The Birth of the Woman's Rights Movement; The Ladies Of Seneca Falls. New York: MacMillan
Publishing Co., Inc., 1974.
Susan B. Anthony Center For Women's
Leadership. Rochester University. 3 April 2002
Source For Background and Animation:
Animation. Bugs. 3 April 2002.
Background. Tile 17.
16 March 2002.