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THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE TIMELINE

WOMAN SUFFRAGE IN THE UNITED STATES.

The Nineteenth Amendment, called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment,
was ratified by Tennessee August 18, 1920. It became law August 26, 1920.
Women in the United States gained the vote in 1920 after 72 years of the
LARGEST civil rights movement in the history of the world.

What are we going to do with it now?


IN THIS COLLECTION:

THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE TIMELINE
Do you know what REALLY happened?

ABIGAIL ADAMS'S LETTERS TO JOHN ADAMS
She: " We will foment a rebellion."
He:  "We will fight the despotism of the petticoat."

THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE TIMELINE BOOK LIST
References and materials used in preparation of the Timeline.

THE 1848 DECLARATION OF SENTIMENTS
The official commencement of the women's movement
at Seneca Falls, NY.
THIS SITE IS NOT JUST ABOUT VOTING RIGHTS, IS IT.
Voting rights are not just about voting, are they.

THE ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT
A comment on the the abolitionist movement
and its connection with woman suffrage.
Sojourner Truth's Ain't I A Woman speech.

WHAT WAS THE E.R.A. REALLY ABOUT?
U.S. Commission Report June 1981

WOMEN'S LIBRARY OF HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
Primary Source Documents; Women of Achievement

FATHERLESS AMERICA
The Childhoods of Historical Figures in American History

LIZNOTES:
Family Law in the United States


DID YOU KNOW: A little more than twenty years ago, married women in some U.S. States did not have the right to manage their own property, and all household property was deemed to belong to the husband upon divorce.  

DID YOU KNOW: Only a few short years ago, it remained legal in seven states for a husband to rape his wife.   

DID YOU KNOW: In 1981, the Federal Work Incentive Program, three out of four of whose participants were women, was required by law to give jobs preference to men, who also received jobs paying an average of 34% more per hour.

Husbands by law routinely were defined as "head of the household." 

Hundreds of laws overtly discriminated against women, and
thousands of laws discriminated in effect.

Think by now it's all been "fixed?"   Think again!


RELATED RESOURCES:

BASIC READINGS IN U.S. DEMOCRACY

DOCUMENTS FROM THE WOMEN'S LIBERATION MOVEMENT

LIVING THE LEGACY: 150 YEARS 1848-1998
Sponsored by the National Women's History Project

link to U.S. Department of State Information PagesNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
Many articles, including:
        Twiss Butler's notes for a debate on feminism
       
(References at end to women's rights histories.)
                The intentional exclusion of women
                 from the U.S. Constitution
                        Chronology of the E.R.A. 1923-1996
                        ERA history timeline
                                NOW's Current E.R.A. Campaign

NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECT

UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, THE
The complete text, annotated at Cornell University -- and more

WITCH CRAZE TIMELINE

WOMEN AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES

WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME

WOMEN'S HISTORY LIBRARY | WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT
Documents formerly at undelete.org, being regathered here.

WOMEN'S RESOURCES AT THE LIZ LIBRARY



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