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    Joan Of Arc

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    just one fact. In honor of Women’s History Month, we gathered five women from our book WHO WINS?: 100 Historical Figures Go Head-to-Head and You Decide the Winner by Clay Swartz, Illustrated by Tom Booth that we think are worth knowing more about. Marie Curie (1867-1934) Well-known fact: She died of radiation. While her work with radiation is known to have killed her, most people don’t realize the milestones she reached for women in science. Growing up…

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    properties of different forms of matter. There are two profound chemist whose findings were crucial to today's understanding of chemistry. There names were Marie Curie and Dimitri Mendeleev, both chemist made significant impacts on modern day science and society. Dmitri Mendeleev is responsible for the creation of the periodic table, while Marie Curie is responsible for discovering radioactivity, which advanced the world in medicine and understanding the structure of an atom. Which scientist had…

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    Lise Meitner, a woman physicist who had worked and studied radioactivity and nuclear fission. Meitner’s way of working and studying led to the “radiochemical discovery” of nuclear fission. Her achievement was rewarded with a Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1944. Meitner is often used as an example of a scientific women who was “overlooked by the Nobel committee”. Lise Meitner demonstrates the arduous work she had to do in order to discover her accomplishment which in this case is the discoverment…

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    Who Is Rosalind Franklin?

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    Rosalind Elsie Franklin was a chemist and she was born in London England on July 25th, 1920. At just the age of 15 Rosalind Elsie Franklin decided she wanted to be a scientist. Receiving her education at several schools which also includes North London Collegiate School which she excelled in science. She was best known for the role she played in the the discovery of the structure of DNA, also her pioneering the use of X-ray diffraction. Franklin enrolled at Newnham College, Cambridge, in 1938…

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    receive a general education in her local schools as well as some scientific training from her father. She soon found in necessary to leave Poland and head to Paris to continue her studies. Marie studied at the Sorbonne where she obtained licentiateships in Physics and Mathematical Sciences. She met Pierre Curie who was a professor in the school of Physics, and he became her husband one year after. She performed much research with her husband, much of it in very difficult conditions with poor…

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    The Reign of Terror: Was it Justified? A kitten desperately howls as her assertive owner restricts her wish to roam the danger filled streets. In the eyes of the naive kitten, the owner’s consideration for her safety is perceived as nothing but an unjust limitation to her individual freedom. Robespierre’s duty as the ruler is similar to the one of a pet owner. The kitten, who represents the French counterrevolutionists, cluelessly whines against the owner because she does not know what is best…

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    figure that typically gets glossed over is Marie Antoinette. She is often tossed aside as a two-dimensional character of history; the frivolous spendthrift who ruined the French economy, brought not only her ruin, but the ruin of her innocent husband, Louis XVI, and was the victim of the society around her. This is not true. Through the analysis of three biographies ranging over fifty years of historical study, it is the goal of this research to show how Marie Antoinette…

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    Austria tried saving the royal family but the king was recognized by a postmaster who knew him from “his portrait on the new French money” (605). The family was arrested in a town called Varennes. Sweden also tried protecting King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette by helping them escape. The escape plan failed because the king was recognized and consequently the king and queen were arrested for treason again. After the escape plans failed, Austria and Prussia immediately went to war with…

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    “Marie Antoinette was a person who liked people, and bore little resemblance to the cold villain portrayed by her protractors” . As an Austrian foreigner turned French Queen, she was one of the most attacked public figures in the history of France . Marie Antoinette was an innocent victim, despite public belief and conditions in France during her rule. Her marriage to Louis XVI was less than blissful, they were polar opposites and frustrated each other greatly. She was wrongly accused in…

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    counterrevolution in the Vendée region of France, the government began to create harsher punishments for what they considered to be treason. As many as 40,000 people were killed during the Reign of Terror, including the king, Louis XVI, and his wife, Marie Antoinette. However, most of the victims of the Reign of Terror were peasants, the very people the French Revolution was intended to help. The picture…

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