The life women in the American colonies was treacherous, yet rewarding. There was so much death and sickness around at the beginning of the new world it is a wonder anyone survived. Had it not been for the nurturing and healing offered by women, this country may have never gotten itself off the ground. Women took care of the home, and the family and this remained the main focal point of the American colonial women. Although women’s lives changed exponentially over the century and a half, especially during the market revolution and the second great awakening, the true belief of what a woman was remained unchanged.
I believe she was confident because in paragraph 12 it states,” She crowned herself pharaoh with the large red and white double crown.” Hatshepsut had to be confident to crown herself pharaoh especially that a female pharaoh was not even heard of in ancient egypt. Previously stated in paragraph 9 it states,”It was a job, perhaps just fifteen years old had been training for since her earliest days by her father's side.” This shows she must be confident to be taking such an important role only fifteen years old. In conclusion Hatshepsut was very confident and bold in her decisions which made her a great pharaoh. Hatshepsut was a great political leader who inspired people today like Angela Merkel who was the first female chancellor of germany. Hatshepsut inspired women's right movement.
In “Hatshepsut: His Majesty, Herself,” by Catherine Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in ancient Egypt. One supporting detail of her effective rule of Egypt is that she was a regent who became pharaoh. In paragraph eight, the author states, “Until Tuthmosis III was mature enough to be crowned pharaoh what Egypt needed was a regent, an adult who could take control of the country.” Another supporting detail that is in paragraph eleven, the author states,”As Hatshepsut settled into her role as regent, she gradually took on more and more of the royal decision-making.” Hatshepsut was more experienced then Tuthmosis because she had been training for it and made all of the decisions for Egypt. In paragraph eleven, the author states, “She appointed officials and advisors; dealt with the priests; appeared in public ceremonies first behind, then beside, and eventually in front of her nephew.” The
She once said ”I will not be triumphed over”(“Quotes About Cleopatra (28 quotes).” (28 quotes), www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/cleopatra) which in itself shows that she had great confidence in her doings. She used the help from Caesar and Antony to make Egypt more wealthy and powerful. Another way that Cleopatra was a hero is that she set an example to women. During her reign, Cleopatra developed an irrigation system in Egypt which is still used today. She set an example by just being a woman and a leader, which in today 's times, isn’t the norm.
Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Stanton was a radical reformer for women's rights, many people may not know who she was or what significance she held for women today. In the book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights by Lois W. Banner, the reader gets to learn more about her, her family and what her importance was from 1815 to 1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She was born to a lawyer that had no problem expressing favoritism toward his son and a mother who was sweet and taught her children to follow their dreams.
Anne Bradstreet was born in 1612, to a former soldier of Queen Elizabeth, Thomas Dudley, who managed the affairs of the Earl of Lincoln. Bradstreet was one of the first poets, in Puritan times, to write English verse. Especially being a woman, Anne knew that writing was considered unacceptable, though she still pursued her passion. Normally, her poems consisted of historical interests, and particularly had many sequences of religious poems. Anne was a hardworking woman, and throughout her life of travel and hardships, she still wrote some of the most famous poems ever written.
Eleanor Roosevelt: Fearless Diplomat “The First Lady of the World” is a fitting title for one of the greatest diplomats in history. Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong individual who changed history for the better. Who she became took years to form. She wasn’t content to stay behind her husband while he ran the country as president. Her diplomatic skills influenced the world.
“She proposed that the Declaration of Sentiments demand suffrage for women. All other resolutions passed unanimously. But only a bare majority voted for suffrage.” (Banner 42) However, there were some negative points. For example, in Cady Stanton’s childhood, gender expectations were very flagrant.” Margaret Livingston Cady carefully trained her daughters in the genteel domestic arts appropriate to future wives of the gentry.” (Banner
During Progressive Era, there were many reforms that occurred, such as Child Labor Reform or Pure Food and Drug Act. Women Suffrage Movement was the last remarkable reform. This movement was fighting about the right of women to vote, which was basically about women’s right movement. Many great leaders – Elizabeth Cad Stanton and Susan B. Anthony - formed the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Although those influential leaders faced hardship during this movement, they never gave up and kept trying their best.
The Renaissance was a period in European history that triggered a region wide development in the fine arts, intellectual studies and technology. With the expansion of understanding in the fields of science, philosophy and technology and the accumulation of wealth of many European nations, it led to them to expand their own fleets and finance exploration missions throughout the world. The Columbian Exchange was a by-product of the Age of Exploration and was the transfer of plants, animals and technology between the “Old World” and the “New World”. The Columbian Exchange involved the entire modern world. Irrevocably, the Columbian Exchange helped trigger the largest population boom in world history, it led to a boom in the overall economy and
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine To become the Queen of France and then the Queen of England is not an easy task to complete, yet Queen Eleanor was able to. Eleanor of Aquitaine, who lived during the Middle Ages, was Duchess who obtained power at a young age. Her husbands were both kings and her children became very powerful leaders.Eleanor of Aquitaine was the Queen of France, but she got a divorce and married the King of England, becoming one of the most influential women of her time period, promoting courtly love, chivalry, and troubadours. The Middle Ages was a time that was greatly influenced by a feudalistic society, which led to the power struggle between England and France and the inequality between men and women. The idea of Feudalism,
This lowered the competition in the trading world for the British and caused the British to have a major surge in power, that greatly attributed to the growth of their rising empire. The British’s ambitious motives in the trading world help portray a way that the British took control of an important piece in the economy of all of the other nations present in the colonies in the time period, and shows another leading factor in the growth of the British empire.
Known for her reign in the Elizabethan Age, Queen Elizabeth I was a magnificent queen. She impacted the world in many ways. She changed the way men saw women in the 1500’s, and also turned poverty driven England into one of power and hope. Lastly, she put the welfare of her country above her own needs. Before Elizabeth was queen, her father (King Henry VIII) and her half sister, Mary Tudor, ruled.
Carol Berkin’s book, Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence, proclaims that the Revolutionary War was "the last great romance with war". It was more so a time of turbulence and disorder. The American Revolution did not discriminate against man or woman, class, race nor culture. The Revolution took a toll on the families during this time in history and it also made women important figures. Women were forced to take charge over their families and even on the battlefront.
What It Is And What It Was Settlement house founder and peace activists Jane Addams was one of the most distinguished of the first generation of college-educated women, rejecting marriage. Instead of have a life with children and a husband she decided to devote her whole life was a commitment to helping the poor and social reform. She was inspired by english reformers who intentionally resided in lower-class slums. Jane addams and a college friend, Ellen Starr, took a tour to in London Paris. They then found a settlement house, Toynbee Hull, she fell in love with the idea.