Historic Women

The women who have impacted the shaping of the United States and the world.

Carrie Nation star
Carrie Nation was instrumental in starting Prohibition in the United States, even though she had passed aau several years before it happened.

Clara Barton star
Clara Barton helped form the American Red Cross after her visit to the International Red Cross in Europe during the Franco-Prussian War. She served as the American Red Cross's first president.

Gloria Steinem star
Gloria Steinem has been the outspoken leader of the Women's rights movement ever since the 1960's. Read more about her in this article.

Harriet Tubman star
Harriet Tubman was a very important and influential woman. Not only did she help slaves escape to freedom through the underground railroad but she also led a charge for the Union army in a raid against Confederate strong holds. When she died in 1913, she was buried with full military honors.

Kate Warne star
Kate Warne was the first female detective to work for the Pinkerton Detective Agency and was instrumental in thwarting the first assassination attempt against the President-elect Abraham Lincoln.

Marie Laveau star
Marie Laveau was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was well respected and even today people still visit her tomb and leave offerings for her to still help grant peoples' wishes.

Mother's Day star
How do you celebrate Mother's Day? Did you know the celebration of mothers and motherhood dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans?

National Women's History Month star
March is National Women's History Month. Read how women have made great strides to make the world a better place for them and everyone else.

Rosie the Riveter star
Rosie the Riveter is the icon for the women who stepped up to the plate and entered the workforce during World War II. American women made up fifty percent of the workforce during the war.

Scandal at Bizarre Plantation star
Nancy Randolph lived a life that was scandalous, to say the least, but persevered and eventually lived a happy life.

Sojourner Truth star
Sojourner Truth has gone down in history as a leader for the slavery abolition movement and a crusader for women's rights.

Typhoid Mary star
Typhoid Mary infected numerous people in New York city with typhoid. Some people died from it s well. She was quarantined to a clinic for almost 30 years of her 69 years of life.

Victoria Woodhull star
Hillary Clinton was not the first woman to run for US President. There have been many before her but here is the article about the very first woman to ever run for the presidency.

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