Elizabeth Cady born on 12 November in Johnstown, N.Y.
Susan Brownell Anthony born on 15 February in Adams, Mass.
Elizabeth Cady married abolitionist, Henry B. Stanton.
Stanton, with Lucretia Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Mary Ann McClintock, and Jane Hunt, organized the first woman's rights convention at Seneca Falls in July. She co-authored the Declaration of Sentiments, which was modeled on the Declaration of Independence, and introduced the demand for voting rights.
Stanton and Anthony introduced to one another by Amelia Jenks Bloomer.
Stanton, Anthony, and others founded the Women's New York State Temperance Society.
Anthony became agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Civil War began.
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring Confederate slaves "then, thenceforward, and forever free."
Stanton, Anthony, and others founded the Women's Loyal National League to agitate for the 13th Amendment ending slavery.
Civil War ended.
Stanton, Anthony, and others petitioned Congress for universal suffrage.
Stanton and Anthony began publishing the Revolution.
Stanton and Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association [NWSA] to agitate for a 16th Amendment that would outlaw disfranchisement on account of sex. Later that year, Lucy Stone and others founded the rival American Woman Suffrage Association [AWSA]. 14th Amendment to protect the civil rights of freedmen ratified.
15th Amendment outlawing disfranchisement "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude" ratified.
Anthony arrested for illegal voting in a national election.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union founded.
Supreme Court decides Minor v. Happersett, declaring that female citizens were not legally entitled to vote.
16th Amendment introduced in Congress.
Stanton and Anthony with Matilda Joslyn Gage published the first volume of History of Woman Suffrage.
16th Amendment defeated in U.S. Senate.
Stanton and Anthony founded the International Council of Women.
The NWSA and AWSA merged to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association [NAWSA]. Stanton was elected president, a position she held until 1892 when Anthony assumed that role.
Stanton published the Woman's Bible, Part I. The following year, the NAWSA formally dissociated itself from Stanton's views on religion. Part II was published in 1898.
Anthony retired as president of the NAWSA; Carrie Chapman Catt replaced her.
Stanton died on 26 October.
Anthony died on 13 March.
National Woman's Party founded by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, former leaders of the NAWSA Congressional Committee.
U.S. entered World War I.
Armistice ending World War I signed.
19th Amendment outlawing sexual disfranchisement ratified.