Glossary Term – Event
Elias Howe invented the sewing machine.
Under the leadership of Brigham Young, Mormons emigrated to the Salt Lake Valley to establish the religious state of Deseret.
New York State granted married women the right to own property apart from their husbands.
Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree.
The first National Women’s Rights convention was held in Worcester, Massachusetts. It attracted delegates from nine states.
Maine adopted a law prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages, which led future prohibition statutes to be called Maine laws.
Women’s rights activist Lucy Stone beceme the first woman known to keep her maiden name upon marriage. Stone and her husband, Henry Blackwell, asserted that they had married “acknowledging our mutual affection by publicly assuming the relationship of husband and wife.” They believed that “personal independence and equal human rights can never be forfeited . . . [and] marriage should be an equal and permanent partnership.”
Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species became the foundation of modern biology when it was published in 1859.
Oberlin, the first coeducational college in the United States, opened with a class of twenty-nine men and fifteen women. In 1835, Oberlin became the first college to admit African Americans.