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My subject is:
After reading your blog, the President nominates you to pick yet another new face to place on American currency. He doesn’t tell you which bill or coin will be involved and asks you to write something on your blog (which he now follows) to let him know who you’re choosing and why. He gives you a few rules–it must be someone fairly well known who showed great character in American history and who exhibits the kind of timeless values that most people globally could connect with. What does your essay say?
Just a note, I apologize if this is not as well written as it should be or totally off topic. I’ve been really focused on AJ’s birthday today and party the next day. Can’t believe my little man is 7!!!!
Well thank your for choosing me to decide which women are worthy of being on American currency. You chose well as I feel HIStory often forgets about the women who didn’t just help in the background, but shaped and changed our future.
There are so many powerful, courageous, and determined women in American history who need to be honored. While I don’t think the American presidents should be pushed aside, I do feel that times have changed and our country was built on more than just he presidents.
Mr. President, I don’t agree with the fairly well known and showed great American character bit, I mean there are a lot of men and women who are not as well known because this country likes to change textbooks and make their own version of history. Seriously, if it was up to the forefathers, women would still not vote and still be only seen as wives to their men. Most amazing men and women are often left out of history, because it’s not suitable to kids, or fits the curriculum, or fanatics want to burn books, or the protesters were not white men who wanted to keep the status quo of America.
I think the idea of certain months to celebrate certain races or genders is ludicrous…It’s all history and should be treated as such. We need to know ALL the facts, all the stories, all the horrors so that we CAN change the nurture and not repeat the same always mistakes over and over.
Though will it ever change? I mean, we live in a society where commercials advertise half naked women to sell food, cars, and businesses. Clothing is getting smaller and thinner and women are walking around with their breasts all but hanging out, and society loves it. Though if a mother breast feeds her baby in any of those places, she is a vile, disgusting human being who should ashamed of herself. So it’s safe to say the idea of putting a women on our American currently is an outrage. Look at the outrage of having Harriet Tubman on a bill caused.
I think there are many deserving men and women in American history, some well-known, others not as well-known or liked because of their desire to speak out and stand up for others everywhere.
Here are a list of women who I feel have changed history for the better. I wanted to list many more, but I would never have stopped writing then. What do you think? Did I leave someone out?
Abigail Adams – Wrote letters to her husband and tried to have a hand in government through the letters. She also tried to get her husband to remember the ladies when starting our new nations, but of course only the men were included in the rights of the nation.
Susan B. Anthony – spent 60 years fighting for women to have the right to vote.
Lydia Maria Child: an abolitionist, suffragist, and advocate for the rights of Native Americans.
Shirley Chisholm – the first African-American woman elected to Congress, the first major-party black candidate for president of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Amelia Earhart: the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Earhart inspired a generation of female pilots.
Rosa Parks – her decision and strength in not giving into fear sparked a much needed change in history
Alice Paul – a suffragist who refused to cower to fear and did what it took so women could have the right to vote
Sandra Day O’Connor: the first female justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2009.
Eleanor Roosevelt: an active champion of civil rights, she supported the United Nations and was directly involved in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: an abolitionist, suffragist, and co-organizer (with Lucretia Mott) of the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, she wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, which outlined women’s rights as human rights.
Sojourner Truth: a former slave who became an itinerant preacher, abolitionist, and suffragist.
Mercy Otis Warren: called “the Conscience of the American Revolution,” Warren was one of the chief intellectuals of the early republic. In addition to penning numerous political tracts and the first history of the Revolution, she also laid out the principles of the Bill of Rights.
Besides my love of insane, crime thrillers, I also love American Historical Fiction, perhaps you would also enjoy these two books. Think about all the people behind the scenes who shaped our government.
The Midwife’s Revolt and Our Own Country. The third book, from Johnny’s POV will be coming out soon. Who is Johnny? Well you will have to read to find out.