Top 10 wars won by women
In this, the year of the War on Women, it seems important to take a look back on all the hard-won battles women have poured their blood, sweat and tears into over the past 150 years. Seeing how far we’ve come makes it hard to understand why there are so many people across the country right now working to roll back our reproductive rights, restrict our access to birth control, and allow employers to pay us less than men. It’s like they want to erase the ’70s! Let this top 10 list light a fire under your ass so you make sure that doesn’t happen this election year.
10. The Women’s Suffrage Movement in America A quick timeline:
1848: The first women’s rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, NY, over two days with about 300 attendees.
1869 (May): Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association in an effort to secure women the right to vote via a Constitutional amendment.
1869 (Nov): A national association is formed, focusing on gaining women’s voting rights through amendments to state constitutions.
1878: A federal woman suffrage amendment written by Susan B. Anthony is introduced in Congress.
1890: The two suffrage groups merge to form The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA).
1919: The federal woman suffrage amendment is passed by the House and Senate.
1920: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives women the right to vote, becomes the law of the land.
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