A. Ratification of the 19th amendment is a pivotal event in US history as it allowed women the right to vote. This event culminated after a long struggle of the suffrage movement. C. This seems very closely connected with present-day as the women's march/movement heats up. B. Plus, I very much appreciate that I can vote on election day and help to select our leaders.
A. President Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most pivotal people in America between 1900-1949 because of his commitment to progressive ideals like conservation, consumer protection, and more opportunities for people to participate in government. I believe TR is a change agent who worked to protect American people. B. As an American citizen, I appreciate the protection of my food, air and water. C. Today agencies like the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) work to protect consumers and our environment.
A. Zora Neale Hurston is a pivotal person in US history from 1900-1949 because of her literary works (as part of the Harlem Renaissance). B. One of the first novels that I read in high school that seemed to have literary sophistication was her novel, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.' It pushed me as a reader and helped me to better understand a culture that was new to me. She was ridiculed by her critics for taking such risks in her writing. I admire her courage! C. Her work connects to the civil rights movement that still exists today. This young girl , Marley Dias, (https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/26/467969663/wheres-the-color-in-kids-lit-ask-the-girl-with-1-000-books-and-counting) is working to find 1,000 books written by African-American authors.