Women history in america

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  • 1. American women’s history has been full of pioneers women who fought for their rights ,worked hard to be treated equally and made great strides in fields like science , politics ,sports , literature and art. These are just a few of the remarkable accomplishments that historians not to mention people across the US celebrate.
  • 2. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American. In 1955 her single act of modest defiance set in motion the movement of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Known as “the first lady of civil rights”, Parks gave African American leaders an opportunity to test the constitutionality of Montgomery, Alabama’s bus segregation laws and so many other laws around the country.
  • 3. C lara B arton was born December 25, 1821. A American, teacher, nurse and humanitarian best known for organizing the American Red Cross. Known as the “Angel of the Battlefield,” Barton worked tirelessly during wartimes to provide resources to soldiers, searching for missing prisoners and established an agency during the American Civil War to distribute supplies to wounded soldiers.
  • 4. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (July 19, 1921 – May 30, 2011) was an American medical physicist, and a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (together with Roger Guillemin and Andrew Schally) for development of the radioimmunoassay (RIA) technique. She was the second American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine after Gerty Cori.
  • 5. Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) The American birth control activist, educator and nurse, Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States and helped people see the importance of family planning in social progress. She was responsible for Planned Parenthood and contributed efforts to legalize contraception in the US.
  • 6. Eileen Marie Collins (born November 19, 1956 in Elmira, New York) is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space. Collins retired on May 1, 2006 to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USA
  • 7. Helen Keller : As the first blind and deaf person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, Keller exceeded expectations and graduated from Radcliffe with honors. She went on to become a prolific author, political activist and lecturer around the world with one of the most inspirational stories in American history.
  • 8. Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906 . A leader of the women’s movement in the late 1800’s and American civil rights leader, Anthony devoted her life to the abolition of slavery and then to women’s equality. After introducing women’s suffrage into the US, she was arrested in 1872 for illegally casting her ballot in the presidential election, encouraging other women followed in her footsteps and stand up for Fourteenth Amendment rights.
  • 9. Abigail Adams : Wife of President John Adamsand mother of President John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams was one of the most influential first ladies in the history of the United States. Her intellectual knowledge on government, politics and women’s rights made her a revolutionary woman.
  • 10. Oprah Winfrey (Born in January 29, 1954) is an American , talk show host, actress and a producer. Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award- winning talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history and was for a time the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
  • 11. Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois. She married Bill Clinton in 1975. She served as first lady from 1993 to 2001, and then as a U.S. senator from 2001 to 2009. In early 2007, Clinton announced her plans to run for the presidency. During the 2008 Democratic primaries, After winning the national election, Obama appointed Clinton as secretary of state. She was sworn in as secretary of state in January 2009—becoming the first woman to serve in a president's cabinet—and served in that position until 2013.
  • 12. Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. Following law school, she worked at a Chicago law firm, where she met her husband, President Barack Obama. The couple married on October 3, 1992. As first lady, she has focused her attention on current social issues.