Eleanor had regular press conferences, something that the first lady had never done. She did charity work, helped people in need during the Great Depression, and visited the slums. Not many first ladies did this much for the world. Eleanor cared for everyone at that is what makes her a true “American.” Eleanor was even nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, but didn’t win. Although she didn’t win, she received many other honors that were just as great.
ANCIENT ROMAN WOMEN Roman aristocratic women influenced politics, but they could not serve as magistrates, senators, or military commanders. During the empire, the wives of emperors began to wield more power than women had ever held before. Livia, the wife of Augustus, advised her husband for 51 years of marriage before living her last 15 years under the rule of her son, Tiberius. She was deeply devoted to her husband and family and only appeared in public to display the virtues of a Roman matron, which included chastity, modesty, frugality, loyalty, and dignity. Behind the scenes, Livia and Augustus were extremely close, and she played a part in his important decisions, although some sources unfairly portray her as the
The Theory of Queen Hatshepsut Casscilla Cosby Professor Dodson HUMM100 May 5, 2013 Hatshepsut was born around 1502 BC to Thutmose I and Ahmose who were royalty and Thutmose I was Pharaoh at birth. Sadly enough her only two sibling were killed in an accident, which put her in a position to take charge of the kingdom after her father died. This put her in a most unusual situation because very few women had ever become pharaohs. However, Hatshepsut was highly favored by her parents more than her brothers, she was beautiful and had a much needed charismatic personality (Sayre, 2011). Thus, aside from her being a female, she had the strong makings needed to become a powerful queen.
She was also put on trial and fined. She refused to pay the unjust fine which denied her chance to appeal, but was not imprisoned for it. Congress laughed at her when she gathered petitions from twenty six states and ten thousand signatures asking for passage of a suffrage movement. In territories where women had the vote, Anthony campaigned to make sure they were not blocked from joining the union (“Biography” 3). She composed and published “The History of Women Suffrage”, founded the International Council of Women, and the International Woman Suffrage Council.
Since immigration began its big boom in the late 1800s, no one had paid any attention to the mistreatment they had been suffering. But finally, someone, Jane Addams, realized what she needed to do and did it and she was recognized all over the country for her efforts. Because of her accomplishment with Hull House, she was offered the opportunity to serve on Chicago's Board of Education and was given the title of Chairman of the School Management Committee in 1905. In 1909, she became the President of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections, the first woman ever offered that position. Because of all of her work in these positions, she was given the first honorary degree from Yale ever awarded to a woman.
Two Women of Camelot A heroine is a woman who risks her life, money, job, or health to save someone’s life, or does a good deed that doesn’t benefit her. History has many women, but very few are heroines because women weren’t allowed to do risky things the way men were. Heroines might rescue children, but they never rescue other women or men. This is not the kind of story that poets bothered repeating. Heroines are supposed to be “good” women.
The book ends during the early stages of Obamaʼs presidential campaign and touches on the shift away from Obama pointing out her husbandʼs domestic failings to someone who helped tell his story and continue to introduce him to the American public. Who is the First Lady? She is an impressive woman - intense, intelligent, confident, attractive, and free-speaking and someone her husband calls the rock of the Obama family. She is both mother and wife, the nurturing, stern and supportive woman who holds it all together. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson grew up in a family that had faced many hardships throughout their life, but nonetheless made sure to motivate her and have her reach for the stars.
They expected to have open discussions with everyone involved to produce a treaty and that there would not be any secret treaties. They hoped to be treated equally amongst other allies and managed fairly especially with negotiations. They did not expect the treatment they were given, and most of the fourteen points did not apply to Germany when she lost the war. Germany was not allowed to be part of the League of Nations, which meant she wasn’t involved in key decision making, the Germans felt this was hugely unexpected and unfair as she lost much of her strength and power. It resulted in diplomatic isolation, as she couldn’t defend lost Germans in other countries, and there were huge military restrictions where she was only allowed an army of 100,000 soldiers and very little weaponry.
Growing up, she was most widely influenced by her mother and grandmother after her father was killed in a train accident when she was four years old. She attended school until she graduated at the age of 17. In 1870 she married Oscar Chopin and moved with him to New Orleans. However in 1880 when they suffered financial problems and were forced to move in with her father-in-law, where Oscar Chopin took over his father's plantation. Soon after, 1883 Oscar Chopin died, and she had to take over the plantation.
Her father died shortly after her birth and she became to the throne because the three uncles who were ahead of her in succession - George IV, Frederick Duke of York, and William IV - had no legitimate children who survived. On William IV's death in 1837, she became Queen at the age of 18. In the early part of her reign, she was influenced by two men: her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, and her husband, Prince Albert, whom she married in 1840. Both men taught her much about how to be a ruler in a 'constitutional monarchy' where the monarch had very few powers but could use much influence [http://www.victorianstation.com/queen.html] . Queen Victoria's reign brought many improvements to the education of children, especially for the poor children.