Vermont declares itself an independent state.
Lucy Terry Prince, former slave, appears before The VT Governor and Council to defend in person her family’s title to property in Guilford.
Vermont admitted to Union as 14th state.
Mary Palmer Tyler publishes The Maternal Physician, one of the earliest childcare manuals in the US.
Emma Willard opens Middlebury Female Seminary.
Emma Willard publishes Plan for Improving Female Education.
420 women sign antislavery petition in Starksboro and send it to Congress.
Many women petition the VT Legislature to prohibit the sale of alcohol.
VT Legislature grants married women the right to make wills and some control over their inherited personal property.
Clarina Howard Nichols becomes first woman to address the VT Legislature. She asks for, and is denied, school suffrage for women.
Legislature grants married women control over their inherited personal property.
Council of Censors proposes woman suffrage amendment to the VT Constitution.
- First statewide women's suffrage campaign.
- Constitutional Convention defeats women's suffrage amendment 233 to 1.
UVM admits first female students.
- Vermont Women's Christian Temperance Union organized in Burlington.
- UVM student is first woman to receive Phi Beta Kappa award.
Tax-paying women obtain right to vote in school meetings.
WCTU lobbies successfully for first state temperance education law enacted in US.
Middlebury College admits first female students.
- Formation of Vermont Woman Suffrage Association.
- Legislature grants married women the right to make contracts, to sue and be sued.
Legislature grants married women the right to control their own earnings.
VT Federation of Women's Clubs founded.
Mary Annette Anderson of Shoreham, first Vermont African-American woman to earn a college degree, as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Middlebury College, also class valedictorian.