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Women's History

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S: Remarkable Women

FC: Remarkable Women by Ms.Harig`s class

1: Teacher's Note The remarkable women in our Mixbook were narrowed from a field of twenty-four. The students started researching these amazing women four months ago. We first wrote a research essay, complete with our connection to each woman. Groups of three students, then collaborated on each famous woman. The contributions of these select women are enormous. They all changed lives for the better; whether it was through medicine or science, combating prejudice, enlightening others to the plight of slaves, making strides in a man's world, gaining women the right to vote, establishing a program for preschoolers, encouraging fair education for women, or making the world a more beautiful place. We felt their stories should be told. This project was made possible with the help of Mr. Hochsprung, our educational technologist at the William H. Barton Intermediate School. We appreciate his expertise and thank him for his assistance. Ms. Harig and class

2: Susan B Anthony Annie Oakley Jake Edwards Matt Barnes Matt Murphy Sam Linendoll Liam Stewart Alex Guiseppe Rosa Parks Noah Bonn James Morehouse Aaron McDermott Harriet Beecher Stowe Emily Ruta Natasha Rahal Meghan Bell

3: Abigail Adams Eleanor Roosevelt Paris Morgan Zach Chenier Megan McCane Eric Kennedy Emily Ennis Matt Parmenter Elizabeth Cady Stanton Haily Barnaby Hannah Walden Aubrey Adams Lady Bird Johnson Autumn Carpenter Lauren Guilfoil Kornelia Suchan

4: Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She was the second out of four children. Her father, William Smith was a minister, so Abigail and her siblings were expected to stay for the whole Sunday Church service and they had to be polite. Abigail loved to learn. Abigail’s father noticed how much she loved to learn and sent her to school. By 1759, Abigail had graduated from Harvard College. | Abigail Adams

5: Abigail tried her best to help women have the right education they needed to succeed in life. She believed in rights, freedom, and fairness. Abigail Adams became First Lady in 1797 and ended her term in 1801. She died in 1818 on October 28 at age 73. Abigail Adams was a very brave woman and loved all she did. | Megan M., , Emily E. , Paris Morgan.

6: Harriet was a woman writer in the 1800s and one of her books changed the way people thought about slavery. Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was the seventh child out of nine children. Her mother died when she was about four years old. Even as a child she felt sorry for African American children when their mothers were taken away. | Harriet Beecher Stowe | Natasha Rahal Meghan Bell Emily Ruta

7: In 1852 Harriet wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly. The book was about how awful slavery was and how slaves died from being beaten on plantations. Over 300,000 copies were sold before the Civil War. Some people think the book impacted the Civil War. She met President Lincoln and he greeted her with, “So this is the little lady who started this Great War.”

8: Cady was born November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York. She had eleven siblings! Since most of her brothers died, Cady's father wished that Elizabeth was a boy. | Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a big part of women's rights. She was important to women everywhere, by her speeches, her conventions, and how she worked for women to get their rights. | Elisabeth Cady Stanton

9: That made Elizabeth determined to show men that women were just as powerful as men. | This woman was important because she was the reason for women's rights. She was the leader of the Seneca Falls Convention. Elizabeth was smart, brave, and hard working. She spoke her true feelings and stuck to what she believed in. She helped organize the Seneca Falls Convention. Since she was a woman she had to go about doing things in a different way. She was brave because women back then didn't have that much importance, so the fact that she did something that sneaky is amazing and daring. Elizabeth Cady Stanton made a huge impact by helping women earn their rights. | by: Aubrey, Hailey, Hannah

10: Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Massachusetts. She was the second oldest of eight children. Her father owned a cotton mill. Susan was very smart; she learned to read and write when she was only three years old. She was so smart that she became a teacher when she was only fifteen years old. | Susan B. Anthony

11: Anthony was a very important American woman because she helped achieve women’s rights; mainly the right to vote. She set up the Declaration of Sentiments, the Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, and many other conventions. (She was not the only one. Elizabeth Cady Stanton helped her.) Susan B. Anthony wanted the right to vote so much that she voted illegally. She even chained herself to the White House gate! Here is a woman who fought for change. | By: Jake, Liam, and Matt

12: Her father died when she was 6 years old. Two years later, Phoebe’s family was going through a hard time, so she went to an orphanage. Phoebe was eight when she picked up her first gun. She did not go to school. When Phoebe was in her early teens, she moved back home and found out her mom was still having trouble with money. She started hunting to raise money. She sold the animals she killed to restaurants. When Phoebe was fifteen she paid off her family’s debt. | Annie Oakley was born on August 13, 1860 in Darke County, Ohio. Her original name was Phoebe Ann Mozee. | Annie Oakley

13: During the spring of 1881, the Baughman and Butler shooting act was being performed in the Cincinnati traveling show. Marksman and dog trainer, Francis E. Butler placed a $100 bet against her. A hotel owner Jack Frost arranged a shooting contest between 31 year old Butler and 21 year old Annie. The competition was held in Greenville, Ohio. Butler said he could out-shoot any local. Annie defeated him with her sharpshooting. Oakley broke ground in a man's world of sharpshooting.

14: Eleanor was born in New York City on October 11, 1884. Mrs. Roosevelt came from a very wealthy family. In 1918 during World War I, Mrs. Roosevelt helped out with the American Red Cross and volunteered in the Navy. | Eleanor Roosevelt

15: Eleanor was well-liked as a First Lady and cared about others. This makes her a remarkable woman. Although Eleanor died in 1962, her mark on the world is still here with us today.

16: On February 14, 1913 Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa was a daughter of a teacher and a carpenter. Rosa’s grandparents were slaves. She was home-schooled by her mother until she was 11 years old. Then Rosa went to a progressive school for girls. Her teachers were a great role model for her. In Montgomery, Alabama Rosa met and married Raymond Parks. With Raymond’s support Rosa finished her high school degree! Later she went to Alabama State University. | Rosa Parks

17: Rosa Parks was arrested a couple of times for not giving up her seat in the front of the bus and for the bus boycott. People needed to realize how wrong segregation was. Today we think that black people deserve the same rights as white people all the time. Rosa Parks did make that happen because she was tired of white people treating her unfairly. | A couple years after 1955, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech about a dream. Rosa had a dream too, and she helped make her dream come true. Black people today are being treated the same as white people as it should be.

18: Beauty, flowers, and Head Start were some of the things that Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson worked on her entire life. She was also First Lady to Lyndon B. Johnson. This is her story. | In 1964, "Lady Bird" started a program called Operation Head Start for 5 and 6 year old kids who did not have the privilege of going to school. | Lady Bird Johnson

19: Committed is a word that describes Claudia Taylor Johnson because she was so determined to preserve the Earth's natural beauty. Today her wildflower garden still amazes young people who visit it. She beautified the Earth. Lady Bird made a contribution to the world and in doing so made it a better place. She also showed the world that a little hard work and some thinking can go a long way. Lady Bird made the world a better place. | Autumn, Lauren,& Kornelia

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