Florence Kelley delivered a speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association regarding the argument that child labor should be stopped. She presented very good arguments and persuaded many people to follow what she was arguing about. She used many different rhetorical strategies and she organized and analyzed her speech to perfect what she was going to say.
“Ma? What is happening in the town with all those men? I heard something about the French and Indian war. Are we okay ma?” Sadie asked he mother with a curious look on her face.
The Great Depression began with the famous stock market crash known as “Black Tuesday” and later went on to rapidly develop into one of the most dramatic economic declines in the history of Westernized society. Two of the main causes of the Great Depression were the abuse of the stock market and the general distrust of banks instilled within the American public, which led to the decline of the American economy. President Herbert Hoover, elected in 1928, was a firm believer of rugged individualism and that the economy has natural cycles, which prompted him to employ a “wait and see” approach with the American people when the Depression hit. Soon after, President FDR won the 1932 election by a landslide and enacted a collection of programs
In history, people most often associate important figures with men. However, what most do not realize is that women have had a major impact on the history of America. If it had not been for some of the women in history, America would not be the amazing nation it has grown to be. What is hidden behind the mysterious curtains of history is the amazing women who have shaped it. One of these amazing women went by the name of Anne Marbury Hutchinson.
Sarah Grimke was a white woman who lived in South Carolina from 1792-1873. She came from a family that was wealthy and slave owners. She was educated privately and was expected to play a high class woman in the Charleston society. After her father's death she moved to philadelphia and ended up becoming a Quaker. Sarah Grimke was the first woman to speak out against slavery and the equality of men and women. Due to her experience of seeing the horrible situations that the slaves experienced made Sarah Gimke favore the eradication of slavery and thus become a very strong feminist. She was one of the first women to speak up/out against slavery and how cruel it was. Sarah Gimke was also one of the first women to bring attention to the inequality of men and women and how that should be reassessed.
I nominate Jane Addams to receive the humanitarian award based on her teaching, environmental justice, community building, and child advocacy. September 1889, she bought a run-down mansion, named Hull-House, in Chicago to house her experimental effort to aid in the solution of social and industrial problems within a city. Hull-house contained many life changing opportunities for men, women, children, and immigrants; including English classes, medical services, and lectures. Addams became a nationally known social critic and a powerful advocate of the poor. Addams also addressed the issues of women’s suffrage, an eight-hour workday, and abolition of child
Margaret Brent (c. 1601 – c. 1671), an English immigrant to the Colony of Maryland, settling in its new capitol, St. Mary's City, Maryland, she was the first woman in the English North American colonies to appear before a court of the common law. She was a significant founding settler in the early histories of the colonies of Maryland and Virginia. Leonard Calvert, Governor of the Maryland Colony, appointed her as the executor of his estate in 1647, at a time of political turmoil and risk to the future of the settlement. She helped ensure soldiers were paid and given food to keep their loyalty to the colony, thereby very likely having saved the colony from violent mutiny, although her actions were taken negatively by the absentee
In her interview she explained her displeasure for the ERA and the women’s rights movement. She viewed the ERA and the women’s rights movement to be destructive, anti-family, and would negatively affect women (Story). She believed that women were meant to be wives and mothers while men were meant to financially support his wife and children (Story). Schlafly believed that women should not be hired for jobs they are unable to do physically and that in doing so it would be hurtful to men, hurtful to women, and hurtful to the community (Story). That the introduction of the ERA would not benefit would women but instead put them in financial strive. Ms. Schlafly finished her interview by reminding the reader that men and women were not equal and that the though itself was nonsense
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of nine of the present day Supreme Court Justice’s. Ginsburg grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she was born on March 15, 1933. She was not born into riches, her mother was a factory worker and her father had a job, however, he got very little business because during that time America was fighting the Great Depression. Ginsburg claims to have had a tight knitted relationship with her mother and tells us that her mother is the one who prompted her desire to learn and to become educated. She once said, “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, be independent.” Her mother instilled the importance of education and feminism into her brain. Ginsburg also said, “The law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the ‘40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.” Her mother made sure that despite what society thought, if Ruth was independent and pushed herself, she could truly become anything she wanted. Sadly, her mother passed away a day before Ginsburg graduated from James Madison High School and she was never able to see all of the life changing events that her
Walking along the route of the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail was not only an educationally enriching experience, but an eye-opening one as well. It was quite humbling to see first-hand where these three distinguished women, Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley, and Lucy Stone (amongst others), made their mark on both American and literary history. Along the walk, I found that the various plaques and monuments honoring these literarians, aided in both conveying and portraying their various accomplishments and advancements in both women’s rights as well as in literature.
PaperTrails is a small library in Washington DC that locates hard-to-find/rare/obscure historical documents. They are hired by anyone who is looking for such documents, for example: law firms, movie studios, university professors etc. The founder and CEO of PaperTrails is a woman name Julia Sedaris who is very successful business owner. Her company, is and continues to be, very profitable. However she was looking for a larger challenge. The federal government offered Julia a no-cost contract to digitalize and tag those historical documents. This would also allow her to expand her company by selling the digital copies to external users. The problem she found with taking on this project was finding a low labor cost way of completing the task. Not wanting to outsource the job but needing to keep the cost low she contacted her friend David Bauman. He suggested prison sourcing.
The Maine State Archives is a very interesting and intriguing database. It has around 95 million records of state documents that are kept because of their value to the history of the state. The archives is a bureau within the Department of the Secretary of State and includes mostly government paperwork and records. These records include bills introduced the the Legislature, election results, military records dating back to World War I, census records, as well as many other informative pieces of information that are considered valuable. The Maine State Archives is preserved by the Archives Services Division which is a government job that collects and analyzes important documents and archives them. They are very accessible to the public. Any
Throughout the whole 1920’s till the 1930’s. America went through prohibition, people were just taking it out of hand. You were able to drink a beer or hard liquor on your break time at work. So the house of representatives started to try and pass the 18th amendment, which was to prohibit alcohol in the united states. Prohibition is the banning of alcohol. America changed its mind though because depression started and murder rates started to rise.
Melania Trump is our nation’s first lady. On Wednesday September 20, 2017 she had the privilege of speaking at the United Nations General Assembly. Melania devoted much of her speech with regards of our children, “who ultimately suffer the most from the callings that plague our societies.”(Melania Trump) Would you say she spoke from her heart? Do you feel she touched the lives of all whom were in attendance? In this analysis, I will attempt to interpret her speech and project the way it was meant to be understood.