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Women's Rights 1865-
1992

The beginning: Women had no political rights
Women essentially treated like second class citizens

1862: Homestead Act
1869: National Women Suffrage Association established by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth
Cady Stanton
1870: 15th Amendment
1873: Comstock Laws
1874: Women's Christian Temperance Movement established
1890: The National…

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Women's Rights 1865-
1992

1972: Supreme Court decision means that unmarried couples can use contraception
1972: Congress passes ERA
1972: Phyllis Schlafly begins her stop ERA campaign
1973: Roe v Wade
1976: Hyde Amendment
1980: 40% women in higher education want a career
1982: ERA fails to be ratified before…

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