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APUSH Important Women
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Got kicked out of Massachusetts Bay Colony for challenging the authority of the Anglican Church. One of the founders of Rhode Island. Gets killed by Native Americans
Typical First Lady.
1st First Lady to get some attention. Known for a series of prolific letters to her husband. Very intelligent, accomplished, Revolutionary War Era woman
A conductor on the Underground Railroad. A former slave who helped others escape towards freedom towards freedom to the North.
Another former slave who was a conductor on the Underground Railroad
Reform for mental health. More humane treatment for the criminally insane.
The Grimke Sisters
Harriet Beecher Stowe
wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Fiction novel with many stereotypical characters. Influenced people to a have a negative opinion towards slavery.
Mott, Stanton, Anthony
Women's Suffrage. Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. Talked about achieving equality for women. Wanted women's right to vote because then they could make progress on other things much faster. 19th amendment was in 1920.
Carrie A. Nation
Prohibition. Went from bar to bar and smashed bottles of alcohol with her hatchet.
Cult of Domesticity
Women didn't work outside of the home unless it was absolutely necessary.
Women's jobs were around the house
Influential name in birth control. Knew that child-bearing was dangerous for women.
settlement houses. Hull house in Chicago.
Civil War. Responsible for formation of the American Red Cross. Would wrap many thousands of bandages for the soldiers
Mother Jones. Associated with unions. Female union organizer.
Helen Hunt Jackson
One of the 1st people to acknowledge our mistreatment of Indians. "Century of Mistreatment." One of the first people to criticize government policy.
Best known female muckraker. Attempted to catalog the abusive practices of the Standard Oil Company.
First female elected to Congress. The only member of Congress to vote against both World Wars.
First female member of a president's Cabinet. Secretary of Labor by FDR
Hilary Clinton of her time. Established precedent of First Lady having a cause. Hers was women's rights and civil rights. The most active First Lady while she's in office.
Prominent African American female singer during the 1930s. Invited to perform at a function by the DAR. When they found out she was black, they disinvited her. Eleanor Roosevelt got her to sing outside of the Lincoln Memorial
Refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. She gets arrested. Leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Author of "Silent Spring." Talked about the dangers of pesticides.
Author of "Feminine Mystique." Challenged the limited role for women. One of the founders of the Modern Feminist Movement
First African American to win Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize for Literature. Wrote "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon."
Prominent African American poet. Spoke at both of Obama's inaugurations.
One of the founders of the Modern Feminist Movement. Talked about more opportunities in education and the workplace.
First female Vice President. Candidate for Mondale. New York Senator
Most prominent First Lady. Had a prominent career of her own as a lawyer. Author of "It Takes A Village." First serious female contender for President. Secretary of State under Obama
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