Ife Otukoya Period 5 Women in the Civil War: Positive or Negative A lot of historians would say that the Civil War took a negative toll on the country, but I say that it was positive. I say it’s positive because first, slaves were allowed to vote, and women’s rights were extended. They were able to take on the jobs and responsibilities once thought to be a man’s. In the present day women are out numbering men in the nursing profession. Before the civil war it was mostly men who were nurses, but since a lot of them went to war, the ladies took on the job.
Lived in Grandfather’s school until they could be established in Washington, DC Mother (remarkable woman) rarely scolded. She was a moody child. Mom wouldn’t scold her in front of anyone. Mother said if she learned to control her moods she would grow to be a fine woman. Two older Brothers in Army – realization that country needed nurses and if war lasted many more years, they would need nurses.
Abigail Adams reminded her husband to not forget the women in the constitution which is significant because it was the beginning of women’s rights. Women also became more involved and interested in politics, to the distaste of most men. Many women followed their soldiers while at war and took care of the men. There were some women who acted in radical ways (ex. the New York City fire, riots, and letters), which hadn’t previously been so.
As many as 400 women disguised themselves as men to enlist and fight for both the Union and Confederacy, risking imprisonment if they were caught. Women fought for many of the same reasons as men did: out of a sense of patriotism, to help eradicate slavery, to earn money, and to escape a difficult or unsatisfying home life. Because the women were disguised as men, they performed the same tasks as men. They served on the frontlines, cooked, acted as spies, and nursed the wounded. They were the man of
Coco Chanel Biography Coco Chanel was the first fashion designer to make it on Time magazine’s “List of 100 Most Important People” and was one of the most successful designers ever, but when she was young, she struggled with a terrible childhood. She was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel in August 19, 1883 in Saumur, France. Her mother died of tuberculosis when Coco was only 6 years old and her father abandoned her and her 2 sisters and put them into orphanages. She was first taught how to sew by nuns there. Chanel had a small singing career before she opened her first Paris hat shop in 1910.
I am also the only daughter in a family of four children, which effected on my life so much. From experience of both Cisneros and I, I think that the differences between our parents and us not only frustrated, but also motivated us to succeed. Cisneros was “the only daughter in a family of six sons” (Cisneros 620), so “[her father’s] only ambition for his daughter was marriage” (620); whereas, she was very interested in studying, especially in writing. This difference not only discouraged her, but also motivated her to achieve. Cisneros have loved studying since she was a little girl.
I am going to write about her life and her time as a suffragette. Emily Davison was born at Blackheath London on the 11th October in 1872. She was a very bright women and she got a herself a place in Holloway collage but sadly had to give up because her mother came ill due to stress however her father died and there was no wage coming into her family her mother could not afford to pay the college fees. Later on in life she became a private teacher and paid for herself to go to London University, graduating with a BA. she was a very smart women.
Quite possibly the most influential woman of her time and an avid supporter of worker’s rights, Annie Besant led an inspirational life. Born on 1st October 1847, Besant grew up in a middle class family of Irish descent. The death of her father when she was five years old left the family penniless. Her mother ran a boarding house for boys in an attempt to support the family, but could not support the young Annie. She persuaded a friend, Ellen Marryat, to care for the girl, and Marryat ensured Besant had a good education.
Tomorrow, When the War Began text response essay: Tomorrow, When the War Began, written by John Marsden, is a novel that shows us the kinds of changes people go through when they are faced with adversity, and why those changes occur. It shows us how one situation can affect each person differently. In the novel Fiona starts off by being the “perfect girl” in the group. She has been well brought up by a wealthy family. “She looked like she had never done any hard work in her life, never been in the sun, never got her hands dirty.” In the beginning she is depicted as being small, delicate and fragile but as the story progresses Fiona shows that she is willing to do what the others thought she couldn’t.
She had studied botany since the age of nine. Emily came from a very wealthy family and never had to really work to support herself or family. While Emily Dickinson was in high school she was labeled "a mourner among the children". In her later years she was noted for always wearing a white dress which was rumored that she wore in preparation for her wedding day.