Women's Rights Movement (post 1945)

Timeline created by Colin Ritter, Alex Englebert
In History
  • Alice Paul

    Alice Paul
    Alice Paul is a women's civil rights acitivist who is best known for her campain that resulted in the 19th amendment being passed. Paul earned a Ph.D. from the University of Penn, and then earned a degree in law at American University. She went to study in Enlgand, where she met many women's suffrages and learned about the work they do. This is where she found her passion to help women win equal rights. Paul is also known as the author of the ERA. http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/paul-ali.htm
  • Equal Pay Act

    Equal Pay Act
    The Equal Pay Act was an amendment that created more fair labor standards for women. The law said that anybody doing the same work as someone else, must recieve equal pay. It protects woman from work discrimination and unfair labor practices. http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/equal-pay-act-women-30153.html
  • Civil Rights Act Title VII

    Civil Rights Act Title VII
    The Civil Rights Act Title VII protected people from discrimination in employment opportunities. The act says that no one can be denied a job because of race, gender, color, etc. The act also protects people from harrassment, segregation, and hostile behavior in the work force. http://www.shrm.org/LegalIssues/FederalResources/FederalStatutesRegulationsandGuidanc/Pages/TitleVIIoftheCivilRightsActof1964.aspx
  • Start of the National Organization for Women

    Start of the National Organization for Women
    One major accomplishment for women was the founding of the national orginization for women their goal is to take action and bring women to participate in todays current american society, and to exercise all of their rights and responsibilities to strive for equality between men and women. http://www.now.org/
  • Equal Rights Amendment Passes in the House

    Equal Rights Amendment Passes in the House
    The ERA was first drafted in 1923 by a woman named Alice Paul. It wasn't recognized by the House of Representatives until 1970. Martha Griffiths was the first to introduce the amendment to the House.
  • Equal Rights Amendment Passes the Senate

    Equal Rights Amendment Passes the Senate
    Equal Rights Amendment is Approved by Congress. After more than 40 years of women struggling to get the Equal Rights Amendment through Congress, it finally gets passed on March 22, 1972. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0322.html
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
    The Title IX amendmemts says its against the law to discriminate based on gender in any federal funded education program. http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/coord/titleix.php
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    Roe V. Wade was a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. It involved a pregnant women named Jane Roe trying to change texas's abortion laws, and an attorney named Henry Wade. The case went in favor of Roe. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0410_0113_ZS.html
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

    Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act helped restore the Equal Rights Amendment. It brought back previous laws that prohibit discrimination against a persons sex. The act was created after a woman named Lilly Ledbetter was facing pay discrimination when working at Good Year Tire and Rubber Company. http://www.nwlc.org/resource/lilly-ledbetter-fair-pay-act-0
  • Major Accomplishments

    Major Accomplishments
    Woman gained a great amount of equality and respect because of the Women's Civil Right's movement. As a result, many acts and amendments were created, such as: The Equal Rights Amendment, The Civil Rights Act, and the Equal Pay Act. Thanks to the movement, women face less discrimination in the work force, and on the social and political spectrum.
  • Problems women still face today

    Problems women still face today
    One problem women still face today is that there is still a gap between the average women to male income. I think the statistic is women make 70 cents to every dollar a man made. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090507201611AARA6Yz
  • Problems Today

    Problems Today
    Today there are still many problems women must face. Discrimination in the work force is still a problem. Women still don't get equal pay and still find challenges holding major authority jobs. Another problem is women are seen as less superior people than men. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2004/november10/irwg-1110.html
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