FC: All about the famous five and what they did. By:MATTHEW C.
1: This project will outline the individual lives of the famous five women, what their achievements were and what life would be like if women didn't have the rights that the have today.
2: EMILY MURPHY Born on March 14th, 1869. She was the third of 6 children born in Cookstown, Ontario. She moved from there to Edmonton in 1907. She loved to write. She was the First women to work in the Edmonton hospital. In 1916 she was the first women to magistrate for the British Empire. She was the one who wanted to start the dower law, so she did. She died sleeping in October 26, 1933 age 65.
3: Nellie McClung She was born on October 20, 1873 in Chatsworth, Ontario. She moved to Manitoba with her family and that was where she was raised. She was a school teacher, then she moved to the west in 1914 for the rest of her life.
4: Louise Mckinney She was born on September 22, 1869. She was the first woman sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and the first to be in the Canadian British Empire. She believed that there should be no liquor or smoking, she fought for it for many years and won. Unfortunately, years after people fought back, and they won the right to smoke and drink. She felt like her heart had died, everything she had worked for was gone. She won an election over the liberal party in the year of 1917.
5: Irene Parlby Born January 9, 1868. She was born in London England, came to Canada in 1896. In 1913 she joined the United Farmers of Alberta, she was president of it from 1916 till 1919. In 1921 she was elected to the Alberta Legislature. She was the first female to be in the cabinet of Alberta. She really wanted to improve health care.
6: Henrietta Edwards Born on December 18, 1849 in Montreal. She grew up in a wealthy family. She worked with girls, she helped them to learn how to read and write. She died November 10, 1931 at the age of 81.
7: What would life be like if women did not have the same rights that they have today? It would be an all man government . A lot of people would die because women make up half of the medical field., therefore we would have half of our existing doctors and nurses saving lives. I think life would not be as good because half of the people in the world are women. If they did not have a say in politics it would only be. half of Canada coming up with good ideas.
8: Pink Teas Pink teas are when women have a tea called "pink teas". They are not a normal tea, they are a disguise for woman to get together and discuss politics. They had them because no man would want to go to a tea that was pink. Women where not allowed to talk about politics on a day to day basis.
9: Dower Law The dower law is when men and women get married and the man does not get 100% of the land, kids and money. Depending on what you agree to, there can be different ways of dealing with the money, kids and land. If it was not for the dower law lots more people would be living in the streets.
10: The Dower Law was inspired by Emily Murphy in the year of 1916. She needed five people to sign the paper and tell why they signed it. She got Nellie McClung, Louise Mckinney, Irene Parlby and Henrietta Muir Edwards. They sent it to the Great British Government; because it had five signatures and five good reasons the government had to look at her request. The letter convinced the government to create the Dower Law. It was a great landmark accomplishment of the famous five. It helped women all over Canada.
11: THE CAUSE OF THE DOWER LAW Emily Murphy was working in her garden when she saw the the woman who lived on the nearby farm walking down the road with her three children. Emily asked her what happened? The woman said her husband left her with the kids and sold everything and left. Emily made a place in her basement for the woman and her kids to stay. Emily thought to herself men should not be able to do that which motivated her to bring the Dower Law to Alberta.
12: MOTIVATION FOR THE PERSONS CASE Emily Murphy was one of the first women to be a judge. In her early days of being a judge, she found a man guilty; but the man said "you are not a person I do not have to listen to you". This really made her mad so she did something about it.
13: In 1927 the famous five persuaded Prime Minister Mackenzie to ask the Canadian Supreme Court to rule on the persons case, the Court ruled that women were not persons.. The famous five appealed the ruling and won.. On October 17, 1929 women were legally recognized as persons.
14: The Famous five thought that females should get more rights so they fought for them. What would it be like to be a girl that was not allowed to go to school till you where 11, Or if you could not ask your mom about politics?
15: CONCLUSION I hope you enjoyed my digital scrapbook. I learned a lot about the Famous Five and what they did to create women's rights in Canada.
16: SOURCES FOR RESEARCH 1.Http://www.abheritage.ca/famous5/ 2.Http://www.abheritage.ca/famous5/achievements/index. html 3.Http://www.thecanadianeencyclopedia.com/endex.cfm? pgnm=tec¶ms=a1arta0009817. 4.Http.//www.duhaime.org/legaldictionary/D/dower.aspx 5.Http://www.abheritage.ca/famous5/timeline_text.html 6.Http://www.edukits.ca/famouse/profiles.html BOOKS 7.Text book-voices in Democracy By Craig harding & Alan sears 8.Adventures of Alberta the men and women who made the made the Provence 9. 100 Canadian heroes By Merna Forster