A. This event had a great impact on the nation because it was one of the first times that the government viewed women as more than just mothers or wives, as individual people. B. This is important to me because it shows that protesting and fighting for what you believe in can make a change in the world. C. This connects to present day because of all the marches and growing awareness about the issues women still face today.
A. She was the first woman elected to Congress, and one of the few suffragists elected to Congress. B. She is important to me because she played a big role in creating the nineteenth amendment, which allowed women the right to vote. C. She did a lot to give women the rights they deserve, which is still very important today.
A. This had an impact on the nation because it brought awareness to people about others' working conditions. B. This has an impact on me because I think that it's horrifying how bad working conditions had to get for people to start caring. C. This connects to present day because of issues surrounding work today in the United States, like how people cannot live working full time on minimum wage.
A. He was a civil rights activist, sociologist, historian, polemicist and editor. He was the first African-American to receive a PhD from Harvard and a founder of the NAACP. B. He helped lead the early crusade for civil rights, and his writings had a huge influence on civil rights activists. C. His values and beliefs are still important today as we continue to fight to end racism completely.
A. She was a social activist who used her privilege and prominence as First Lady to fight for workers' rights, women's rights, and civil rights. Also, she helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. B. She transformed the role of the First Lady by speaking up about what she believed in, which is very inspiring to me. C. Today, speaking up about what you believe in and fighting to make a change is very important, and necessary for society to progress.
A. He impacted the nation with his conservationism: he set aside almost 200 million acres for national forests, reserves, and wildlife refuges. B. This is very important to me because protecting the environment is crucial for keeping the planet alive. C. This connects to today because we can still enjoy the environment he helped to protect, and he set a good example for politicians today.
A. Jane Adaams impacted the nation by being the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and speaking up about her beliefs that women should have the right to vote. B. She is important to me because she inspires me to speak up about what I believe in. C. This connects to present day because of the increase in feminism and activism today.
A. She was a leading organizer against sweatshops and an advocate for children’s rights, the minimum wage and the eight-hour workday. B. She helped end child labor, and fought to make working conditions better, which I am very grateful for because it means that I can get an education instead of working for long hours in a dirty factory, getting horrible injuries and being paid next to nothing. C. Today, people are still arguing that the minimum wage is too low to even survive on, and there needs to be a change.
A. He impacted the nation with his amazing inventions, and being one of the greatest American inventors of all time. B. His brilliance inspires me to think outside the box and be creative. C. Without Edison's inventions, I would be doing my homework in the dark right now, which wouldn't be fun.
A. They impacted the nation by achieving the first powered, sustained and controlled airplane flight. B. This is important to me because I find airplanes and the science behind it fascinating. C. This connects to present day because we wouldn't have some of the technology we have today if they didn't have this innovation then.