“Tobacco kills 5 million people annually. By the mid-2020s, that figure will increase to about 10 million a year, with most of the deaths occurring in developing countries” (Yach, & Wipfli, (2006), p.465).
Tobacco is highly addictive and is used all over the world. It is a plant Nicotiana tabacum which uses the leaves for chewing tobacco, ground to make snuff, and for smoking such as cigars, pipes and cigarettes.
In our reading, we find that the American Indians were already using tobacco. John Rolfe was one of the new settlers that came from England to Virginia in 1610. Two years later he wanted to see what would happen if he grew a crop of tobacco from a milder seed that Spanish colonists were growing in the Caribbean and South …show more content…
Women’s suffrage groups had started before our timeline in 1869 with Susan B. Anthony who formed the National Women’s Suffrage Association. In 1890, the National Women Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association combined to make the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The women’s suffrage groups emerged and many women began to speak out for women’s rights. It took many years for them to get anywhere. Women were not allowed the same privileges as men therefor they could not vote. Many women in the progressive era began to speak out in efforts to create equal rights for women. They argued that women would make better moral decision and were different from men in this regard. Women’s rights groups such as the National Woman’s Party picketed and protested outside the White House. Before the 19th amendment passed in 1920, there were many women jailed, hunger strikes, and force feedings so the women would not die in custody. Women fought for the right to vote, own land, work alongside men, and be in the military during