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BC: Mary Katherine Goddard's Life | __________________________________________ | 1738 | 1816 | Birth (June 16) | Death (August 12) | 1775/1776 (Revolutionary War Begins) | 1783 (Revolutionary War Ends) | This true story is about an inspiring woman named Mary Katherine Goddard. She was the first post-woman in the American colonies. She did many legendary things in her life. | __________________________________________________________________________ | In memory of Mary Katherine Goddard RIP 1738-1816 | ____________________________________________________________________________ | (More information in the book)

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1: Mary Katherine Goddard was an outstanding, legendary woman who made American history and was-and still is-inspiring American women. She was an author, bookseller, and the first post-woman in Baltimore.

2: Mary Katherine Goddard was born on June 16, 1738 in New London, Connecticut. She was the oldest of two children to Sarah Updike Goddard and Giles Goddard. Sadly, her father died when she was a young child and her mother became a widow. She was home schooled by her mother, teaching both her and her younger brother, William Goddard. Then, she and her mother assisted William in his printing business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

3: Goddard was never quoted saying she disliked Great Britain. Although, when the Continental Congress desired that the Declaration of Independence be widely distributed, she was gladly one of the first to offer the use of her press. Goddard was quoted."Some inferior offices would be put under direction of the deputy here, and more traveling might be necessary than a woman could undertake." Meaning that women should have rights too. This is the start of her making history for American women.

4: Mary Katherine did not fight in battles. Before the Revolutionary War, Goddard worked as an editor and publisher of the Pennsylvania Chronicle. During the Revolutionary war, Goddard maintained the newspaper and printing business. She became the first female postmaster and issued first copy of the Declaration of Independence. Of course, her friends and companions were Baltimore's residents, William (her younger brother), and her mother.

5: A value Mary Katherine believed in was rights for women. Also, she was a risk-taker because she was a patriot. She was truly confident for America's freedom. A few traits of her would be determined, kind, smart, legendary, impersonal, and diverse. She was the first post-woman, and made history for women. Luckily, she had no disabilities in her lifetime.

6: This was the end for Mary Katherine Goddard. She died on August 12, 1816 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was 78 at the time. Goddard died of old age. Before her death, she maintained a bookstore until her retirement in the early 1800's.

7: Facts about Mary Katherine Goddard | -Full Name: Mary Katherine Goddard -Birth date: June 16, 1738 -Mother: Sarah Updike Goddard -Father: Dr. Giles Goddard -Siblings: William Goddard (younger brother) -Education: Home schooled by Sarah Updike Goddard (mother) -Jobs: William's Printing Business(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Pennsylvania Chronicle, Maryland Journal, other newspaper/printing businesses, author, bookstore owner, making history for American women before, during, and after the American Revolution, inspiring women during and after her life -Famous because: She became the first post woman in the American colonies, was a patriot, author, published the Declaration of Independence -Death date: August 12, 1816 -Reason for death: Old age

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