Women join temperance societies led primarily by men, such as the Daughters of Temperance, an auxiliary to the Sons of Temperance, and the Order of Good Templars, which admitted women to membership and office.
Women begin organizing independent female organizations, both local and state, particularly in such states as New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Maine passes a law prohibiting the manufacture or sale of alcohol, a law commonly referred to as "The Maine Law" by both advocates and foes of prohibition.
The New York State Sons of Temperance meet but deny Daughters of Temperance member Susan B. Anthony permission to speak. The women withdraw, elect Mary C. Vaughan president of their group, and make plans to call a state women's temperance convention. (This date differs from that given in Stanton, Anthony, and Gage History of Woman Suffrage. This date reflects coverage given by newspapers reporting the events.)
Women form the New York Temperance Woman's Society in Rochester to counter actions taken at Sons of Temperance meeting. Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes president.