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FC: The Famous Five By Ben R. Grade 6 Oct. 7,2009 Elbow Park School

1: Introduction In this scrapbook i will tell you about the Famous Five,the Dower Law, What if women were not found persons today, and many more subjects and questions I hope you enjoy my scrapbook on the Famous Five.

2: Pink Teas Pink Teas were created so the women could talk about the issues and politics behind the mens backs. when ever a man entered the room they changed the subject. This was a very discreet way to talk about the issues. Although, now women are free to talk about what they want. Including politics!.

3: The Dower Law The Dower Law was created by Irene Parlby. It was created for womens rights after divorce, because before the Dower Law if you got divorced then the male would keep everything from the property, to the kids (unless he wanted the women to take them) The Dower Law was a big milestone for the famous five and now all possessions from divorce are split 50/50.

4: The Dower Act In other parts of the Dower Law there was one that i though was really important, the fact that if women got married then they would lose their job and not allowed to work until divorce, and once you divorce you do not have any power in the marriage. You would lose all your possessions would go to the husband.

5: The Dower Act #2 The Dower Act did not just happen when during a divorce or marriage, it also occurred when the death of the husband or wife happened. Then one third of everything was given to the wife and the rest was given to family and government.

6: What if women were not found persons? If women were not found persons today then nothing would be the same, laws would have changed, jobs would be lost, and there would be more homeless on the street. But thanks to Nellie McClung she won the persons case and women are found persons and as equal as everyone else.

7: Womens right to vote On April, 1916, women got the right to vote. Before this, men chose the leaders, and made the laws.Irene Parlby got women the right to vote. Now men and women can decide laws, and choose what leaders they want.

8: Prohibition Louise McKinnney was a part in trying to ban alcohol and cigarettes. Although the law did not get passed for to long, Louise McKinney did make a very big effort to do this.

9: What If The Famous Five Never Formed? If the Famous Five never formed then women would not have gotten the vote till much later in life. The Dower Law would never had been formed and then there would be more homeless and and all major decisions would be decided by the men.

10: Sources Thanks to the following websites for helping me with my information: http://www.enwikipedia.org/wiki/The_Famous_Five_(Canada),http://www.edukits.ca/famous/profiles.html, http://www.canmorelawyer.com/Dower%20Act.html,http://www.womenhistory.about.com/ed/laws/p/persons-case.htm,http://www.abheritage.ca/Famous5/achievements/Emily_Murphy.html.

11: Conclusion The Famous Five women were a very important group that helped form women's rights today. The women fought very hard to make sure they had equal opportunity under Dower Law. The Dower Law and rights gave women the right to vote and gave them equal rights to men in divorce and death The Famous Five women, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby. Louise McKinney, and Emily Murphy made unique Canadian history. I hope you enjoyed my powerpoint on the Famous Five.

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