Betsy’s intelligents and great sewing skills would later impact the Revolutionary war. Betsy Ross is mostly remembered for her sewing the flag. In late June 1776 brave Betsy was a widow struggling on her own upholstering her business. In Betsy’s business she would make munitions and guard suits. Betsy Ross and the American flag states that “when the revolutionary war started it had an immediate impact on her business.
After Corrie Ten Boom was released, she went back to the concentration camp and forgave the men who did the horrible things to her. Even though Corrie Ten Boom was sent to a concentration camp along with many others, she was arguably the most important woman in World War ll. She saved thousands of lives and brought many to the Lord. Cornelia Arnolda Johanna Ten Boom was born in Amsterdam Netherlands on April 15, 1892. She lived in in a watch shop that she and her family inherited before her first birthday.
“Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public’s Health” was written by Judith Walzer Leavitt, a historian whose careful research and talented writing gave rise to one of the most well-known accounts of Typhoid Mary’s life. The focus of the book, as its very title suggests, is on Mary Mallon, the young woman whose individual rights to freedom were sacrificed for the public’s health and safety. Born in Ireland, Mary Mallon moved to New York as a teenager and soon became a domestic cook serving in wealthy American households. Unfortunately, the epidemic of typhoid fever was spreading like wildfire through the homes, including the ones where Mallon worked. When the disease hit the household of the banker Charles Warren, the family hired the sanitary engineer George Soper who was well-known for his ‘shoe-leather’ investigations.
The memoir opens to Regina as a successful lawyer and government administrator orchestrating a response effort to Hurricane Sandy. It then zooms back to some stories from her adverse childhood. Regina and her four other siblings working to survive on Long Island, New York as homeless children. Sometimes they would wonder out onto the
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot. Deborah wanted to learn about her mother, and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. It is a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty and deep friendship between the unlikeliest people. There had been many books published about Henrietta’s cells, but nothing about Henrietta’s personality, experiences, feeling, life style etc.
She is an inspiring role model for many women fighting in wars or just women in general. Molly Pitcher made couragous desicisions that would later make her one of the greatest female heroics in the American Revolution. Molly Pitcher was born October 13, 1744 as Mary Ludwig. She recieved no education, she learned to read and write later on in her life. In 1768, a woman looking for a young servant hired Molly to work for her
Going above and beyond her call to duty, Mary has protected black Floridians and people all over the world by giving them an education. Without an education, you can 't succeed in life. Bethune was born the fifteenth child born of a family of slaves in July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, South Carolina and died in Daytona Beach ,Florida of a heart attack on May 18 ,1955. During her eighty years, she accomplished a number of things. Although best known for establishing the Daytona Education and Industrial School which later became the Bethune-Cookman College in 1904 in Daytona, Florida, Mary was a woman of many accomplishments who widely helped in giving blacks an education.
Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. Since she was “Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17.” When she was 45, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton who knew that they were going to go far together. 5 years later, Anthony was appointed the state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society in New York. This woman encouraged other women to stand up and speak for what they believe in and for what they think is right. These women have done so much for women by inspiring them to that their efforts to get women’s rights have for the most part succeeded.
At age thirteen and even much later after her husband’s death forced Polacheck to go to work to keep her family fed and clothed. This is where she takes the reader through the first role of the 19th/20th century American Woman as a worker. Hilda’s life shows the reader through many avenues of the work women could take starting as a factory laborer in a knitting company all the way up to a teacher and writer. Along the journey through her working career Polachek displays the struggle women in the workforce faced in not only finding employment that could feed their family but jobs that provide fair and humane treatment. Polacheck 's life isn 't all working though after marrying her husband Bill she embodies the most common female role of the time; a mother.
Myrtle Dunnage was exiled from the town of Dungartar when Steward Pettyman mysteriously died. She only returned twenty-five years later to assume caregiver of her ailing mother, eventually making dresses to please the towns people so they would stop the accusations that she killed Steward Pettyman (Moorhouse, Jocelyn). NEED SOMETHING ELSE HERE. The film The Dressmaker is progressive in many ways in which, the representation of strong female lead character and the denunciation of toxic masculinity. However, it also did not move away from traditional ideals of femininity and masculinity.
She promoted female talent: the charter of her company stated that only a woman could serve as president. She founded charities that included educational scholarships and donations to homes for the elderly, the NAACP, and the National Conference on Lynching, among other organizations focused on improving the lives of African-Americans. She also donated the largest amount of money by an African-American for the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913. Madam C.J. Walker died of hypertension on May 25, 1919, at age 51, at the estate home she had built for herself in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.
As children, we were taught that Betsy Ross was the woman to thank for the flag that we see today. Betsy Ross was a seamstress for a living and she was not nationally known until George Washington himself came to her and asked her to make the first flag. At
She devoted four decades of her life to women’s causes, even though she had little education, a disabled husband for most of that time, six children, and worked, with jobs including being an author and a schoolteacher. She fought for the right for women to vote, which she believed would improve all women’s lives. She viewed the way women were treated as, more or less, slaves. Which at the time, would have been quite close to what women really were, they slaved over kitchens and homes all day, only to do the same thing the next day. Abigail is remembered as one of the nation’s leading suffragettes, even though he only worked primarily in the West.
When finished, her freshly sewn flag flew for the first time with the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 8, 1776 Betsy Ross was an incredible woman to experience widowhood, being a single mother, and working to further develop a skill that would help provide for her family, as well as give Betsy Ross a distinguished place in American history. Betsy Ross was 84 years old when she passed away in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is buried in the courtyard of the Betsy Ross House in the same city in which she passed away
Horatio Alger was born in 1832 in Chelsea, Massachusetts and lived until 1899 where died in Natick, Massachusetts. Alger was born into a regular sized family with two brothers and a sister, Olivia Augusta Cheney, who was a well-known woman in her prime. She advocated for the rights of women in their time where women were only supposed to stay home and be perfect homemakers. She wanted more than that, and she spoke about it. She gave very good motivational speeches, and was a popular feminist who helped the woman’s’ rights movement.