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BC: The End

FC: By Helena F. October 7th 2009 Elbow Park Grade Six | What Would Life Be Like Today Without The Accomplishments Of The Famous Five?

1: Introduction In this digital scrapbook, you will learn about: -The Dower law -The persons case -Pink Teas -The YWCA -Voting -Womens rights -The Victorian Order Of Nurses -Interesting Facts And much more!

2: Life today without the dower law would mean that if a women was married, all of her belongings including herself and children, would belong to the husband. So if they were to get divorced, or the husband was to die, the wife may be left with nothing. The wife wouldn't be able to buy or sell any property without the husband's permission. | Dower Law

3: When a women got married, she would automatically loose her job. This was because it was the mans job to work and earn the living, and the womens job to stay home, watch the house, care for the children, and clean. The dower law was created to keep these things from happening to more women.

4: It was not until October 18th 1917 that women were officially persons by law in Alberta. Before that, the Supreme Court of Canada had decided that the word "Persons" did not include women. | Persons Case

5: If women were still not considered persons today, then Alberta would be a lot different. For example, women would still be property of their fathers until they got married, then would be come property of their husbands, and would have no say in the government.

6: Pink Teas | Before women were allowed to talk freely about politics they formed a meeting called a pink tea. Pink teas were when women would get together and pretend to have tea. As soon as all the men were out of sight, the women would start discussing politics and the government.

7: As soon as a man would come near, the women would switch back to having tea. Today, women are allowed to talk freely about whatever they want, such as politics. Without the pink teas, women wouldn't be informed about any issues involving the government.

8: The YWCA is one of the largest providers of child care in the United States. It has over 250,000 children cared for. Their mission is eliminating racism and empowering women. Without the YWCA, there would be more desperate women and children in the world. The YWCA has domestic violence programs, economic empowerment and leadership, programs, racial justice programs, housing and shelter programs, health, wellness, fitness and aquatic programs. It would also mean that women with these problems wouldn't get as much help. | YWCA

10: Womens Rights | Today, many women still have few rights and freedoms. Many women don't get these rights: The right to to vote to hold public office; to work; to fair wages or equal pay; to own property; to education; to serve in the military or be conscripted; to enter into legal contracts; and to have marital, parental and religious rights. I believe all women deserve rights.

11: It wasn't until September 20, 1917 that women were beginning to be able to vote. On that day women were able to vote only if they had a relative in the armed forces. Then in 1919, women were slowly able to vote and take part in government in Alberta. The other provinces soon followed.Women are a big part in government today, and make a difference in voting and elections. | Voting

12: The Victorian Order Of Nurses (VON) was created in 1897. It was made to provide nursing services to districts that did not have medical care. The VON's first Training Homes were created in 1898 to provide fully qualified graduate nurses with six months of training in district work. | Victorian Order Of Nurses

13: The Von provided nursing care to about six patients a day. The VON also raised money to hire and equip nurses, as well as giving grants to towns and districts to help them hire nurses for a year, in addition to establishing cottage-hospitals. Without the VON, there would be a lot more people that don't get the medical attention they need and would be sick.

14: Interesting Facts New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote in 1893 Edmonton named five parks in its River Valley parks system in honor of the famous five Irene Parlby was the first female cabinet minister in Alberta YWCAs are in 122 countries serving over 25 million women and their families Its estimated 20 million girls never go to school. Emily Murphy was the British Empires first female judge

15: Conclusion | I hope you enjoyed my digital scrapbook and have learned about the famous five and their accomplishments. I worked hard and had fun. Thanks for reading my presentation.

16: Sources | www.thefamousfive.com www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=dj www.famousfive.ca/frames,frame_education_issues.htm www.everything2.com/title/famous+five+%2528person%2529 www.albertacentennial.ca/news/ viewpost.aspx~id www.abheritage.ca/famous5/achie vements/edwards_victorian_ order.html

17: 200 Remarkable Alberta Women by Kay Sanderson The Famous 5: Nation Builders

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