General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: To inform the audience on who is Helen Keller and how she made a major impact on the world. Introduction I. How many of the people in the class have heard of Helen Keller or heard any stories about her life? II. As of today, Helen Keller is remembered for being a political and social activist who use her talents to speak against women’s suffrage, U. S’s involvement in World War and most importantly help the American Foundation for the Blind.
Helen Keller was an activist, who used her challenges of being deaf, and blind to help others with the same challenges. To help her along the way Helen Keller had a lot of motivations, had activism, and influences. One of her motivations were going to school to become educated. One of her activism was fighting for women’s rights. One of her influences was Anne Sullivan, who taught Helen to talk.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” This famous quote was said by Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf. Helen Keller inspired many people to not let something set them back from everyone else. I believe that Helen Keller is important to America’s history because she was very inspirational and did not let her deaf and blindness keep her from achieving her dreams.
Through her pursue of education she was able to obtain a better life and made it to the Ivy League. She is now an international speaker who recently graduated from Harvard
She maintained her health, despite her lapse with breast cancer, she spoke publicly and cared for her husband, and was still active in all of her organizations. This allowed for one to see that her determination and want to help others never left her
She attended the Wahpeton Indian Boarding School, and later went on to study at Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University (McCay, Deroche). She writes with themes of revenge, redemption, strength, parenting, and humor. She is a poet, novelist, and proud Native American and allows that to influence
When she was growing up, she went to San Francisco 's Elite Katherine Branson School for Girls. Her mother was worried that she would never marry because she was always the tallest in her class at 6 feet 3 inches. Which did give her an advantage, because of her interests. She loved to play golf, tennis, loved to hunt, and much more. She always got into trouble because she was a prankster.
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
Jane Addams life as a child was not easy, she had a congenital spinal defect which led to her never being physically strong and her father who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War always showed that his thoughts of women were that they were weak, and especially her with her condition. But besides that she lived a very privileged life since her father had many famous friends like the president Abraham Lincoln. Jane was determined to get a good education which she ended up getting. She went to Rockford sanitary for women which is now called Rockford University and she also studied to be a doctor but had to quit because she was hospitalised too many times. Being sick affected her life very much so when she got older she remedied her spinal defect with surgery.
Mary Ann Hopkins came from a suburbs of Boston, where she attended private school with her little sister. Whenever they go on family trip, they go for adventure and explore. She was always curious about the world ever since she was a little girl. She was a smart girl and like to learn new things. As a result, she taught herself how to knit, crochet, and sew.
But ultimately, she overcame the pain of leaving him and went on to live many more years of her life. Finally, Helen Keller showed grit when she overcomes her troubles of being blind and deaf. She had a goal to communicate, but she became frustrated when she wasn’t getting it. She threw tantrums and refused to follow direction. But after she kept working, she eventually connected words to objects and she continued to work hard to read, write, speak.
After a long month, Helen and Sullivan had a huge success; Helen made her first connection with sign language and the objects around her. It all happened on April 5, 1887, when Sullivan spelled “W-A-T-E-R” into Helen’s hand while running water over her other hand. Thanks to Sullivan, Helen learned approximately 600 words, most of her times tables, and to read Braille within months! News of their success spread and Helen became a celebrity. As a result of their work, Helen went on to Radcliffe College and despite her own bad eyes Sullivan helped her with her studies there.
In addition, Helen Keller created more opportunities for women by advocating for their rights. During Helen Keller’s time, women were not granted the suffrage, known as the right to vote. Keller along with other women suffragists fought for the right to vote. Many people thought that women should not be educated or have the right to vote because they would be able to think for themselves, but Helen Keller fought that belief (MacLeod 20). Along with women’s suffragist, Keller also believed in socialism. Keller believed in socialism because it would bring equality for everyone (Berne 74). She thought that giving everyone the right to vote, regardless of gender, would be a step towards equality. For all of Keller’s work for women, she is honored
She also received a life Achievement Award for her humanitarian accomplishments (Biography). Furthermore, she received honorary doctorate degrees from Santa Clara University, the College of Notre Dame, and Yale University. Likewise she inspired Andy Warhol, a famous artist (World Heritage