-Aprille Ray As education becomes more accessible to women, their role as leaders becomes more popular.
In early America, women were only to be viewed as feeble minded subordinates. Their place was in the home... and not in school past the elementary level. http://www.scrollpublishing.com
Education gave women self-worth and confidence. http://www.oberlin.edu/ Oberlin College 1833 The nations first university to accept women and black students
http://www.npg.si.edu/col/seneca/senfalls1.htm In 1877, Helen Magill became the first woman in the United States to earn her Ph.D.
Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to be elected to both the U.S. House and the Senate, and the first woman from Maine to serve in either. She was also the first woman to be nominated for the U.S. Presidency. http://www.umaine.edu/mcsc/aboutus/Bio.htm