The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving women the right to vote.
Congress establishes the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, the only federal agency that represents the needs of wage-earning women in the public policy process. It promotes the passage of legislation to protect working women.
The 19th Amendment is declared constitutional by a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court.
The U.S. Congress introduces the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) but the issue failed to gain significant support.
Nellie Taylor Ross becomes the first woman to serve as governor of a state, in Wyoming.
Marjorie Joyner, an African American woman, patents the permanent hair-waving machine.