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    After George Washington accepts the position of Commander in Chief to the Continental Army, “Martha was forced to assume a public role as a symbol of the patriotic cause… [and was put in danger now as] a potential target for British assault.” As British intelligence learned of the new rebel leaders, their families were put at risk for potential kidnapping to be used as hostages. While no attempt is known of an attack on Martha, the fear alone can represents the turmoil women were put through by their husbands’ actions in the war. Additionally, as men across the country left their homes to fight, many women felt unsafe at home causing copious females to flee to the protection of Washington’s army in hopes of “seeking safety, shelter, food, and work.”…

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    misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstances but by our disposition”(Kline). This famous quote by Martha Washington explains her life in a nutshell. The dangerous risks and outstanding sacrifices that encounter Martha's life show the true importance she holds in this country's history. This very important women is a leader to many, and very loyal to her husband George washington. From the young days helping her father on their farm all the way to dieing with a happy long life…

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    Leader of the House, Martha Washington By Evelyn Gomez “The women’s willingness to share in the army camp life boosted the morale of there husbands and the soldiers with whom they served,” quote from Nancy Day. Martha was an amazing role model for women during the revolution. At a time where women we're expected to wait around and their main purpose was to serve there husbands, women like Martha, showed women how they could break out of their shells. Some women including Martha packed up…

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    Martha Dandridge (Custis) Washington: Martha Dandridge (Custis) Washington was born on the Chestnut Grove Plantation in New Kent County, Virginia on June 2, 1731. Although there is no surviving records tradition describes her as a small woman, less than five feet tall with dark brown hair. She was fiercely dedicated to her country and served in a myriad of ways. In 1750 and at the youthful age of 19, Martha married Daniel Parke Custis. Together they resided at a mansion known as the “White…

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    the United States, a woman’s role was set out for her through marriage, forcing her to follow the life her husband chose to lead for himself and, therefore, his family. The Patriarch system from England transferred over to their society early on, setting women below men. Women are rarely noted for their successes and involvement in main events during the colonial and post-war times of America; yet, women were directly and indirectly essential to the success of the nation. Women helped shape not…

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    street, state this tragic scene plays every night, and only voices are heard. The Death of Martha Washington The chapter that states the mysterious death of Martha Washington, starts off by explaining her biography. Martha Dandridge, who was born to a wealthy tobacco planter, lived happily in Central Virginia. Her first marriage was to a man named, Daniel Parke Custis, whom she had met at a gala affair held in the Governor’s Palace. The Custices, who eventually had four children, lead lives…

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    Martha Chase was an American Geneticist who was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was famously known for her and her ally Alfred Day Hershey’s landmark experiment in genetics proving that DNA is genetic material. Her experiment was using radioactive tracers to mark the DNA core and the protein coat of a phage called bacteriophage, or bacterial virus. Her and Alfred placed the material into a blender and turned on the switch which resulted in the scientists discovering that the blender had separated…

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    Marcus Ward Lyon

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    Together they had a daughter named Charlotte Lyon. Martha earned her M.S. at Columbian College in 1901 and M.D. from brown University in 1907. Lyon and Martha always attended scientific meetings together; and in 1911, they traveled to Europe to see museums and they visited famous zoologists. Martha later worked as an ophthalmologist at the South Bend Clinic with Lyon until she later opened her own office. She maintained her office until her death on January 18, 1942. Not long after on May…

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    tour South America; there she drew inspiration from her adversities and gained notoriety for her dance philosophies. After her school reached a certain level of success, she moved to Russian because of her fascination with Communism and the impending World War I. Duncan tried to set up a school in a former hotel bought by Singer in Russia, but her value of liberty countered the atmosphere of the World War I. She gave her school up to be an army hospital and left for travel until she ended back…

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    Martha Stewart Case

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    Martha Stewart an American businesswoman, writer, former fashion model, and television personality star; in the early 2000’s Martha Stewart was convicted of charges related to the ImClone insider trading affair and was sentenced to prison. Even though Martha Stewart was not a member of the biotech company ImClone, I believe the charges that were proposed and set in the case are fair and justified, because Martha acted upon a tip from her broker, and then after she lied to investigators about why…

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