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The Famous 5

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BC: The Famous Five Read this exciting history about the Famous Five and their effect on Canada and the World. | Written by Matt R. This is the first in an exciting new tradition of educational experiences.!

FC: The Famous Five By Matt R. October 7, 2009 Grade 6

1: Introduction In this digital scrap book you will learn about: -When women were announced persons. -When women got rights. -Giving women the vote. -Stopping suffrage. -Work for rights for women. -Womens rights And much more.

2: Womens sports Womens sports are a big thing in the world right now. Women did not have choices of jobs. Back in the 1900's if a woman got married, she did not have the choice of what job she would do, if they were able to do the job. So If you think about it, it is a privilege to play sports. And all of this is thanks to the famous five and their war for freedoms.

4: When women got the right to vote Another word for the right to vote is Suffrage. Ontario adopted women's right to vote in the year 1884. It took a while but finally Canada allowed women to vote in federal elections in 1918 too. Slowly, the right to vote was adopted throughout other Canadian provinces and now women in much of the world have the right to vote.

5: Womens Rights: Today, womens rights are the same as men's rights. Women can do anything that men can do: play sports, go to work, have fair and equal pay,hold public office, and own their own land. In the 1800's to 1900's women could not do anything of what I just listed. Women rights where not anything like they are now. Now women and men are all treated the same. | What is a pink tea? A pink tea was when in the 1800's to 1900's women where not allowed to explain, argue, or complain about suffrage. So the women would go out with the men and organize something called a pink tea. At the pink tea they would have mint tea and cookies. The men would think that it was too girlie so they would leave and go to a bar. While the men where gone the women would talk about suffrage, women's rights and freedoms and that is what a pink tea is.

6: The Famous Five The Famous Five were all women from Alberta. Their names were Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby.

7: Henrietta Muir Edwards made the government of Canada recognize that women were people and could sit in the Senate of Canada. Emily Murphy was the first woman lawyer in Canada. Nellie McClung was a famous politician. Louise McKinney was the first woman in the Legislature of Alberta. Irene Parlby was a politician too and started the United Farmers of Alberta for women. She was the first Cabinet Minister in Alberta.

8: Recognized Women Famous women would not be famous if it weren't for the Famous Five. The Famous Five allowed women to hold jobs and positions of recognition such as actors, singers, politicians, and athletes to name a few. The hard work of the Famous Five allowed women to excel and be recognized for their contributions.

9: Women such England's Prime Minister Margraret Thatcher became recognizable public figures. They were able to hold jobs of great power and be seen as equal to men.

10: The Famous Five also created the dower law. The dower law is is when a women gets married her land and children are property of her husband even if it was inherited by her from a family member. Henrietta Miur Edwards created that because too many women where getting in a divorce and getting kicked on to the streets. Later on she created the YWCA.

11: Womens liberation Womens Liberation movement in the 1960's and 1970's could not have happened without the work of the famous five. The feminists were fighting and protesting for equality between women and men. In particular, equal pay for equal jobs.

12: More on Feminists The Femenists took the original ideas of the suffragettes and expanded them for everyday people in every day lives. They wanted an end to domestic violence (beating the wives), an end to restricted job opportunities and advancement, and control over their own bodies or the right to not have children.

13: Feminism is totally in debt to groups like the Famous Five for all they sacrificed to further the opportunities of the women that came after them.

14: Fun Facts Did you know that the Famous Five are on Canada's Fifty Dollar Bill!?

15: Did you know that the Famous Fives picture is on a Canadian Forty Six cent stamp!?

16: Conclusion Thank you for reading my Digital Scrapbook and I learned a lot about the Famous Five. They created the Dower law so now many womens rights are protected. It prevented many women from ending up living on the streets. The Famous Five also started the movement to allow women to have many more rights and equality with men. They started a long process to bring balance to our society. Thank You once again.

18: Sources 1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Famous_Five_(Canada) 2. www.famous5.ca/ 3. www.ncwc.ca (National Council of Women of Canada) 4. www.abheritage.ca/famous5 5. www.Historia.ca/minutes/minute 6.www.Historia.ca/minutes/minute

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