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One hundred years ago, many people believed a woman?s place was in the home. Women were excluded from voting booths, most colleges and universities, and all but a few professions. Now women can be found in the halls of Congress, science labs, athletic fields?even outer space. But they didn?t arrive there overnight.

Experience the incredible changes of the century, as we look back at the personalities, achievements, and voices that defined each decade. You?ll meet some of the extraordinary women who redefined a woman?s place in our nation. Then explore a visual timeline of the century, highlighting important events in the march to equality, female celebrities of the day, and the changing roles of everyday women. Finally, test your wits as you match famous words of wisdom with the women who spoke them.

Pictures: Library of Congress | Associated Press (4) | Corbis | Associated Press |