Marilyn Monroe Dbq

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Throughout history women have not been given the credit that they truly deserve. Women have been treated cruel since the very beginning. It takes real women to stand up for what they deserve and only certain women will do this. These women need to get credit for the chances they took and the influences they have made on the world. Famous American women have changed the world and have proved that no matter the race, size, or disability, life might strike people with; they can still conquer remarkable feats. Although today all ethnic groups are considered equal in the eyes of man, life has not always been simple for everyone. African Americans were treated very poorly until special people came along, and stood up for what they believed…show more content…
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen on June 1st, 1926, in Los Angeles, California (“The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”22). She was placed in a foster home right after birth due to her mother’s lack of trust. The beginning of her life consisted of moving to and from different foster homes and orphanages until in 1937, Grace and Doc Goddard took her in for a couple of years. The Goddard’s were paid twenty five dollars a week by Monroe’s mother (“The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”28). In 1942 Doc got transferred to the East Coast and they could not afford to pay for Monroe anymore. Monroe got sent back to a foster care at the age of seven where she said she was sexually assaulted and later said she was raped, she needed a way out (“The Secret Life of Marilyn…show more content…
Helen Keller showed people that no matter what disability, life might face someone with, they are still strong enough to conquer it. Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, to Arthur and Katherine Adams. Helen was born a healthy baby and began talking at the age of six months and walking at one year old. In 1882, Helen contracted an illness known back then as “brain fever” which produced a high body temperature. At just eighteen months old, she had lost her sight and hearing (Biography
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