She immediately went next door and complained to the county courthouse about the cold cells and the court granted her wish. This sparked off her attitude towards helping the mentally ill because she proved that she could put an end to abuse by herself. After two years of she finally finished with her stay there at the jail and compiled a detailed report on the “wrongs” of the jail and submitted it to the legislature in January 1843. “A bill addressing the exposed conditions passed very quickly due to her connections with powerful politicians in Massachusetts. The Worcester Insane Asylum was to be enlarged.” She then moved on to other nearby states such as New York, and Rhode Island on behalf of the mentally ill.
With the Civil War starting in 1861, Dix became the superintendent of the nurses. She was named the superintendent because of her hardwork and dedication to her people. With her position she was responsible for building first-aid stations, field hospitals, managing supplies, recruiting nurses, and training the new nurses. After the war her main focus was still the mentally ill and she was still traveling around the country helping to renovate and make the hospitals more efficient. Dix was diagnosed with malaria in 1870, she continued to write but eventually was put into the Trenton hospital, a hospital she founded forty years earlier.
She had seen the Civil War Soldiers do this when their limbs had to be amputated.” Her dream was to build a home for the elderly, in 1908 the “Harriet Tubman Home for the Elderly” was built. She died on March 10, 1913 from pneumonia. After her death, Harriet Tubman was buried in Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn with Military Honors. In conclusion Harriet Tubman was one of the bravest women of the nineteenth century. She risked her life to helps other enslaved Africans that were in need of help, to achieve their freedom.
Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Stanton was a radical reformer for women's rights, many people may not know who she was or what significance she held for women today. In the book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights by Lois W. Banner, the reader gets to learn more about her, her family and what her importance was from 1815 to 1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was born to a lawyer that had no problem expressing favoritism toward his son and a mother who was sweet and taught her children to follow their dreams.
If she didn’t Suffrage most likely wouldn’t of been amended in 1920. Elizabeth Cady was born in Johnstown, New York on November 12, 1815. Margaret Livingston Cady, her mother, was a threatening woman. In her church, she insisted that female parishioners be allowed to vote for a new minister. She also despite her husbands harsh resistance, later supported the abolition movement to end slavery,
Abigail Filmer followed Dolley too. Mrs.Filmer taught Mr.Filmer at the New Hope Academy and shared her love of books with him. Both of these examples show a first lady helping their husband. Without Dolley the first lady might of been too afraid to help her husband. Because of Dolly the first lady has been helping the president on a lot of
Before the revolution men think that women are nothing other than their property who were only also supposed to do housework and raise children. Men had been suspended from participation in public life for a while because they went to the war, which allow women to participate with a social activities for their own country. Subsequently, women work in a factories, support the American soldiers by providing them uniform, resources, and provisions. Moreover, some women fight with british so,they can boycott good taxed, which affected the course of the war. All of this shows that women started to get more
Eleanor got married, 1905, and the certain liberation she had achieved took a step back, making her rather shy again. Eleanor and FDR had 6 children, forcing her to take on the duties and responsibilities of a wife and mother and to follow the expectations society held for women in the 1920s. She was influenced by Roosevelt 's mother, Sara Ann Delano, in whose house they lived, where Delano was the dominating woman in the household. This was making Eleanor depressed and unhappy, which Franklin knew about, but did not feel like he had enough strength against his mother, so it went on like that up to the point when Franklin Roosevelt was struck with polio, becoming a turning point for everyone and especially for Eleanor. The unexpected change eventually made Eleanor a stronger woman that Souvestre wanted her to be, with a more outspoken personality, while Franklin Roosevelt became much more vulnerable, and more
Crumpled was raised by her aunt in Pennsylvania who was her role model. Crumpler’s aunt provided care for the ill and helped many black people in need, during a time of slavery. Crumpler made her way to Massachusetts as she attended New England Female Medical College in Boston, as a student she was working as a nurse to help the local population. After graduation in 1864, Crumpler spent some time publishing a book of her called “A Book of Medicinal Discourses in Two Parts”. With her nurturing character, she was determined to be great and her actions prove that she was a hero of her time, after nearly 200 years since her death; she remains an influence to others to follow in her
The Crimean War is where Florence Nightingale truly shines.One day, the Secretary of War Sidney called Nightingale and asked if she could help out a hospital.The secretary was also friends with Nightingale(Source #5).She was told by the secretary find a group of suitable nurses like her and bring them to a hospital named Scutari to help out the doctors there.When the doctors first saw them, they didn 't want them there and continued doing their job(Source #5).The hospital she was called to go to was very unhygienic in a lot of ways.The hospital also had a scarce amount of common and medicinal items.Soldiers weren 't looked after properly and were also left them on the floor in a litter.This lead to a death rate around 42%(Source#5).Nightingale was so shocked by this, so she decided to take matters into her own hands.She told her nurses to help clean up the place and they did.Nightingale also made sure that the wounded soldiers got at least a decent meal, a clean bed, and clean clothes(Source #3).Even though Nightingale and her team did a great job and lowered the deaths by a great amount, the people that originally worked at the hospital still didn 't want them there.This was probably because they were men and they still thought that the nurses still did not belong in the hospital(Source #3).Nightingale always made sure that the soldiers were okay and feeling better than before.Most nurses and doctors didn 't do this and never to a soldier if they were in pain or
While at Morehead city, Von Olnhausen oversaw managing the laundry. Laundry was not an easy job back in the Civil War era and once she got so frustrated with one of the laundresses that she slapped her. On February 25, Von olnhausen finally had enough wounded soldiers to keep her busy. She even cared for a confederate soldier; something she never wanted to do. When
She volunteered with an organization called the International Red Cross where she used her previous experiences with to courageously help soldiers once again. Barton was inspired by this organization so when she returned to the US she made plans to create an American branch of the Red Cross. The American Red Cross was founded in 1881. She held the position of president until she resigned in 1904. While she worked with the American Red Cross she never accepted a salary and often used her own money to help with the organization’s efforts.
Clarissa Harlowe Barton, or Clara, was born on Dec.25, 1821, in Oxford Massachusetts. She is one of the most honored women in American history. She began teaching school at a time when most teachers were men and she was one of the first women to gain employment in the federal government. Barton risked her life to bring supplies and support to the men trying to keep their spirits up. She read to them, wrote letter for them, listened to their personal problems and prayed with them.
A few weeks later, she began teaching it to her students. Teaching rhetoric, logic, algebra, and chemistry among other studies, Catharine found the books to be unsuitable to teach her students the way she desired and instead began to write her own. Even more groundbreaking, Catharine taught calisthenics to teach women proper physical education because she believed society’s view imposed poor views of health by promoting fragility, tight corsets, and poor diets. Even though Catharine advocated proper health, she had numerous nervous collapses and was treated in sanitariums frequently in her life. Catharine authored multiple treatises and books, including, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, The American Woman’s Home, The Moral Instructor for Schools and Families: Containing Lessons on the Duties of Life, and The Duty of American Women to Their Country.
Benjamin died later that year. Abigail moved back to Oregon, and dived into her work, and even became the editor of The Pacific Empire, yet another newspaper about women’s rights. A common misconception of the time was that prohibition would solve women’s rights, but Abigail believed that prohibition would make her cause worse, and opted for temperance instead. Still working hard at the age of seventy-eight, Abigail was confined to a wheelchair in the nineteen twelve Oregon suffrage campaign. The referendum granted women the right to vote and Abigail got to sign the proclamation, it is also rumored that she was the first woman in the state to