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Women’s History Milestones: A Timeline

By: History.Com Editors

Embark on a captivating exploration of women's history in the United States, tracing the footsteps of trailblazers who played pivotal roles in the fight for equality. The journey begins with Abigail Adams' poignant plea to her husband, Founding Father John Adams, urging him to "remember the ladies" in envisioning the nation's government. Dive into the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, where the Declaration of Sentiments laid the foundation for women's suffrage. Witness the historic moment when Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate from medical school in 1849, shattering gender norms.

Continue the narrative through key milestones, such as the passage of America's first woman suffrage law in Wyoming in 1869 and the formation of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869 by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Explore the realm of reproductive rights with Margaret Sanger's pioneering efforts in 1916 and the momentous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Immerse yourself in the Battle of the Sexes in 1973, where tennis icon Billie Jean King triumphed over Bobby Riggs, symbolizing a victory for women's equality.

Transition into the political arena with Sandra Day O'Connor's appointment as the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981 and the groundbreaking achievement of Sally Ride as the first American woman in space in 1983. Witness the evolving landscape as Hillary Clinton secures a presidential nomination in 2016, and Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman and woman of color vice president in 2021. Join this inspiring journey through time, celebrating the resilience and triumphs of American women who have paved the way for generations to come.

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