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  • Hattie Caraway Research Paper

    Hattie Caraway was best known for being the first woman to serve in the United States Senate. Her life before, during, and after the Senate was all very important. She was a very important woman in Arkansas history. Hattie was born on February 1, 1878, in Bakerville, Tennessee on a farm. Her full name was Hattie Ophelia Wyatt when she was born. Her father, William Carroll Wyatt, was a shoekeeper and a farmer. Her mother, Lucy Mildred Burch Wyatt, raised three children plus Hattie. When Hattie was just four years old, her family decided to move to Hustburg, Tennessee. That was where Hattie grew up. She worked on the family farm. She also waited on customers in her father’s general store. She was very smart for a girl in her time. Before attending Dickson Normal College at 14, she had already learned the alphabet. It was at Dickson where she met her future husband, Thaddeus Horatio Caraway. He was also a student there but he…

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  • Women's History Week Research Paper

    The first time women history was celebrated, it was only for a week. In 1981 women’s history week was declared by congress as a national celebration, but the week wasn't truly celebrated until March 7, 1982. For the next five years it was celebrated as a week, but in 1987 the National Women’s History Project petitioned that the week should be turned into a month. Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 that turned the week into a month. Without all of the women that have worked and are still working…

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