Timeline of Women’s Suffrage Rights

1851 - Anthony travels to Syracuse anti-slavery convention. There, she meets Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

1852 - Anthony attends state convention of Sons of Temperance and is told to "listen and learn". She attends her first women's rights convention.

1854 - Anthony circulates petitions for married women's property rights and woman suffrage. She is refused permission to speak at the Capitol and Smithsonian in
Washington. She begins her New YorkState campaign for woman suffrage in Mayville, ChatauquaCounty, speaking and traveling alone.

1868 - Anthony begins publication of The Revolution and forms Working Women's Associations for women in the publishing and garment trades.

1869 - Anthony calls the first Woman Suffrage Convention in

1872 - Anthony is arrested for voting and is indicted in
Albany. She continues to lecture and attend conventions.

1873 - Anthony is tried and fined $100 with costs after the judge ordered the jury to find her guilty. Anthony refuses to pay but is not imprisoned so cannot appeal the verdict.

1881 - Anthony, Stanton, and Matilda Joslin Gage publish Volume I of History of Woman Suffrage, followed by Volumes II, III and IV in 1882, 1885 and 1902.

1905- Anthony meets with President Theodore Roosevelt in
WashingtonD.C. about submitting a suffrage amendment to Congress.

1906 - Anthony attends suffrage hearings in
Washington, D.C. She gives her "Failure is Impossible" speech at her 86th birthday celebration. Anthony dies at her Madison Street home on March 13.

1920 - The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment, grants the right to vote to all
U.S. women over 21.