Women played a fundamental role in shaping American history even before Europeans colonized the continent. But women were not always allowed to participate in civic life, yet we persisted. This page is dedicated to the women made history. Explore people by state or by theme. And learn more about American Heroes!

Lady Liberty carrying suffrage torch across a map of the US.

Women's History by State

Learn about the women making history in your home state.

Woman doctor taking patient's pulse. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Women's History by Subject

Discover the stories of important female figures based on their passions and professions.

Last updated: August 23, 2018

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