“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal” (Notabelbiographies.com), Elizabeth Cady Stanton changed the words of our founding fathers ever so slightly. This was fitting since she is known as a leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Through her diligent work, she helped change the world for women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York (Biography.com). She was the daughter of Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston Cady (Biography.com).
Kisses for My President was released in 1964, the same decade where women finally saw change, the decade that changed the course of how Americans would view women in the near future, and finally the decade that was full of promises for American women. The historical significance of Kisses for My President is why such a comical film was chosen for discussion. The motion picture, Kisses for My President, is about Leslie McCloud (Polly Bergen) whom becomes the first female president of the United States and her husband Thad McCloud (Fred MacMurray) who tries to adjust to the duties that were once reserved for a First Lady. As expected, President McCloud’s family begins to fall apart and the McCloud children begin to become troublesome, all while Leslie is handling the duties of a President. Leslie handles her career as President well throughout the film, but the film concludes with Madame President resigning due to an unexpected pregnancy.
She attended the University of Montana and graduated in 1902 where she went on to try working as an elementary school teacher. After realizing she did not want to do this, she went to the New York School of Philanthropy, but she soon realized that she did not enjoy this either. Eight years later she went to the University of Washington, where she joined the state suffrage organization (History). She had many great accomplishments in life and was an important figure during the 1900s. Jeannette Rankin lived during the time of World War I, the 18th Amendment being ratified, the 19th Amendment being ratified, and World War II.
This historical resource is an description of the life and career of Eleanor Roosevelt. The author’s goal was to provide a source of information and diversion of Eleanor Roosevelt and how she emerged as the most influential woman of her day largely because she was able to persuade and utilize the media. Beasley places Eleanor Roosevelt in the context of her efforts to broaden the role of First Lady, using the media (her press conferences, ‘’My Day’’ columns, radio programs) and shows how these efforts allowed Eleanor Roosevelt to reformulate herself as a person instead of being known as the ‘’First Lady.’’ Eleanor Roosevelt work was constituted and a unusual kind of personal journalism. It based on the value of her name and as a symbol
She became the head of the Human Rights Commission. The article, Champion of Human Rights Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), states that, “... she was influential in formulating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights..” (Chávez). She worked for what was right until her death in 1962. She wanted the right set forth in the Declaration to gain acceptance. President Truman gave her the title “ First Lady of the World” due to her great humanitarian achievements.
Lady Diana Spencer, the princess of the people who never got chance to be their queen. The late first wife to the heir of the throne, a loving mother to her two sons, Prince William who will one day be king and Prince Harry. A Princess who was determined to challenge the protocols of the monarch. A woman who prioritised humanitarian events, a celebrity due to her fashion trends, the people’s princess. No one expected that her life would end in tragedy at the young age of thirty-six.
The lecture is a political text with a vigorous and impressive message. It has been noted as one of the ten greatest speeches of the 20th century according to the Guardian. As its own name stated, Mrs Pankhurst talked about the importance of the enfranchisement of women knowing that would be the only way to freedom. Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, Manchester, to politically active parents, she was introduced to the women's suffrage movement at a very
Helen Keller was an American educator that overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf. She became one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians, and at the same time the co-founder of the ACLU. Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. In 1882, she was struck by an illness that left her deaf and blind. At the beginning of 1887, Helen met a teacher called Anne Sullivan.
Women have always played an important role in the history of the United States. Throughout different time periods, their roles in society and in government have changed in many ways. Whether women were helping the war manufacturing effort, striving for suffrage, helping soldiers during the war, or just raising their children; their roles have been influential to the social structure of the United States today. Their desire for equal rights, their willingness to help American soldiers, and the absence of men in the workplace are responsible for the changing role of women. The first factor that caused the changing role of women in history was their desire for equal rights.
Smart, influential women had become conscious of the stench of archaic democracies and made a decision that they were going to intervene. The first woman in Congress Jeanette Rankin, a Montana suffragette who took her seat in the House of Representatives in 1917, did so three years before women in America were given the right to vote. In the Bahamas the right of women to vote was not yet realized. Right on this, determined, women began to feel that it was time to better prepare themselves to shatter the glass ceilings of the big boys club in parliaments around the world. They reckoned that education was a key factor to them being heard.