The American Revolution was a war of dependence that consisted of thirteen colonies declared against British’s political ideas and religions during 1765 to 1783. Under the achievement of revolution, there were the Continental Amy—which was created by George Washington, who was a commander-in-chief, and John Adams—Congress, who helped to raise the Continental Amy, and large groups of colonists. In addition to those groups of revolutionists, women were also one of major forces that helped waged war against the British redcoats and soldiers. These women had participated and contributed to the outcome of the revolution.
As you can see, Abigail Adams was very important to the American Revolution. America would be very different if Abigail hadn’t stood up for women’s rights and slavery. She helped form the country, and even though she is not alive today, her legacy still lives
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.
Orange county, North Carolina was where Nancy Hart was born. She was born in 1735 and died in 1830. One of her impacts on the Revolutionary war was that she had killed 6 tories. Another impact was that she help Whigs escape. The last but not least impact was that she was a spy for the Patriots (National).
How many of you have family that has worked in the armed forces? Or how many people have friends that live in third world or poor countries? On December 25, 1821, a tiny Christmas baby, who would become one of the greatest civil war heroines ever, was born into a loving middle class family. Clara Barton had four older siblings that adored her and taught her many life skills that would be crucial for her later career. School was very boring to her because she liked to care for others rather than learn about the world. Clara Barton was a hero due to her bravery while nursing on the battlefield. Even though she never married or had children, she was very motherly and loved everyone like a mother would love her children. She founded the American
She was the first lady to have graduated from college, receiving her degree from Wesleyan Female College. Her decision to ban alcohol from White House events earned her the nickname “Lemonade Lucy” from her critics, but she was a popular first lady, and her public support and dedication to a variety of causes, including adequate funding for mental health care and education, set a standard for political activity among first ladies. Lucy met her future husband while she was a student at Ohio Wesleyan Preparatory Academy in Delaware, Ohio, then a Harvard Law School graduate visiting his hometown.They were married at the Webb family home on December 30, 1852. Lucy encouraged Hayes’s participation in the Civil War, but she endured a major scare when he was seriously wounded at the Battle of South Mountain in September 1862. Given the wrong information about his whereabouts, she frantically searched the Washington, D.C. hospitals before finally locating him in Middletown,
Back in Revolutionary War times. People thought that a woman’s role was to raise law-abiding children. The Daughters of Liberty still took on this role, but they showed that women could do much more than just stay at home, raise children, and do chores around the house. Women like Deborah Sampson showed that women could fight for their freedom, just like men did. By signing agreements, boycotting goods, and helping out a good cause women proved that they could take charge and do anything they put their minds to. One might think that men had the greatest role in the Revolution, but women had an equal role in making the Revolution
Margaret was born on November 12, 1751 to her father Robert Cochran, who was a Scottish-Irish colonist, and to her mother who’s name is unknown. Margaret was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania which, driving, is two hours and forty minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to give you a visual of this location (Google Maps).Margaret and her brother, John Cochran, moved in, and were raised by their uncle, in 1756 when Native Americans murdered their father and kidnapped their mother. Margaret was only five-years old, but I found no knowledge on her brothers age. Margaret married her husband, who fought and died in the Revolutionary War, around the year 1722. She was twenty-one years old at the time of their marriage.
Mrs. Mercy Otis Warren was an American poet and writer who promoted the revolutionary cause. She was born on September 25, 1728 is Barnstable, Massachusetts and died on October 19, 1814 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She was the sister of James Otis, a political activist, and married James Warren, a merchant and farmer who served in the Massachusetts state legislature, in 1754. Mercy Otis Warren was a good friend of John and Abigail Adams. She did not receive a formal education but was taught by her uncle, Rev. Jonathan Russell.
McCauley was born on October 13th 1750 in Trenton, New Jersey to a family of farmers (McCauley). Her father, John George Ludwig Hass, was a German who emigrated from the Palatinate in 1730 (McCauley). She worked on her father’s dairy farm up until she turned fifteen and moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to become a servant (Hays). She worked for the family of Dr. William Irvine. Apparently though, McCauley’s father arranged for her to have the job even though she was be very far from home. As a servant, she cared for children, cleaned the house and washed clothes (McCauley). In 1769, when Mary was sixteen, she was married to William Hays, an immigrant from Ireland who worked as a barber in Carlisle (Dodyk 146).
The women's rights movement was very important to women in the 1800’s. Women were fighting to gain momentum in society and gender equality. Women wanted to have the same rights as men did and the same power because they were getting tired of how their lives were being unfairly treated in society. All women wanted was to be allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government, and living free of lifelong enslavement by another person. Since women were treated poorly since the time period of the American Revolution, when the patriots fought to win their freedom from tyranny, women thought it was unfair since they hadn't gained freedom for themselves. Although, they'd taken equally tremendous risks through those dangerous years, they thought that surely the new republic would benefit from having it’s women play more active roles throughout society. Luckily, there were three women that fought for their rights named,
Amelia Earhart wasn't afraid to challenge the status quo and stand up for women’s rights in both flight and marriage. Her actions inspired generations of women to come to follow their dreams in different career choices, even if they were not available to them at the time. Her legacy still lives on, where her namesake Amelia Rose Earhart completed her flight around the world, showing that Amelia Mary still changes lives
“Maybe the first time that you know you really care about something is when you think about it not being there-you really know-that emptiness is as much as inside you as outside. “ (226) she helped him to find out what is it like to know you always have someone behind your back if you have fall, she taught him what the importance of family is. She was strong for both of them whenever Mr.Hoodhood was not being a great father to her and sometimes him. She also taught him that women shouldn't be treated the way she was, she believed she deserved better, she was a strong feminist, knowing that she can do whatever she wants, like go the college and get her education to become a powerful adult. In 1920 is when women got the right to vote, she was in the time era of 1960s, but you can still tell that woman were expected to listen to men, aka her
Marie Howe, Poet Laureate of NY State from 2012-2014, was born in 1950 in Rochester, New York. She is the second oldest of nine children. Howe grew up in a deeply Catholic family. She went to Sacred Heart Convent School, which is an all girls Roman Catholic school. Howe also