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    Reel was the first woman in the United States elected as Wyoming's Superintendent of Public Instruction. Wyoming was recognized as the Equality State due in large part to these and other important historical firsts. Other firsts for women included the election of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman elected governor of a U.S. state, in 1925. Nellie Davis Tayloe was born in 1876 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Her family moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she became a kindergarten teacher and taught for a short time before meeting her husband. She met William Bradford Ross, a young lawyer in Tennessee. They were married in 1902 and lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming where they had four sons. While Nellie tended to her home and family, William practiced law. William ran for political office and was elected governor in 1922. In October 1924, he died. Because his death bordered so close to the general election, Wyoming law required that his successor be elected. Democratic leaders nominated his wife Nellie. She ran against Republican Eugene J. Sullivan of Casper and won. Nellie had the attention of the residents of Wyoming to be the first to elect a woman governor. After all Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote. Nellie was nominated again for reelection in…

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    Women In The 1920s

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    Americans were against the ERA, because they believed it would hinder women’s rights and not provide women protection in the work force (Appleby, Brinkley, Broussard, McPherson, Ritchie). Although the ERA was presented to Congress on several occasions between 1923 and 1972, the ERA has failed to be included in the United States Constitution (“The Equal Rights Amendment”). Near the end of the twenties, women were appointed to local, national, and state committees. Women were also allowed to…

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    The Industrial Revolution was a time of modification for the United States of America. The old ways of life were scrapped, melted down, and reformed into a powerful machine of industry. But as the economy and boomed, society rotted and decayed. Poverty was rampant everywhere and death infested the cities. The Progressive Era served as a time in which the wrongs of the Industrial Revolution were righted. Journalists, politicians, suffragists, and more rallied to clean the filthy and corrupt…

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    Nellie Bly Research Paper

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    Around the World with Nellie Bly Women in journalism owe their career path to Nellie Bly. Bly was a famous journalist who traveled the world in 72 days, prompted social reforms and was the first women in her field. She pioneered investigative journalism which is a branch of journalism. Investigative journalism is gathering many sources and going very in depth on a subject that is a current issue or to prompt social reform. Bly chose current social issues of her time and was able to get her…

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    institution said to her, "Criminals are given every chance to prove their innocence. These poor, overworked girls are convicted after a few trifling questions" (Ehrlich 63). Women were thrown into asylums simply because they cheated on their husbands, were physically sick or overworked, or because they could not speaking English (Ehrlich 62-63). Nellie Bly a journalist, went into a institutions and exposed the horrible doings of the asylums for the greater good. The institutions in the 1840s…

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    removal didn’t end in 1830, but rather was fought for many years after. One person that continued the fight against the removal was John Ross. John Ross continued for years after to find alternatives to the removal. “He suggested alternatives to removal including the extension of United States citizenship to the Cherokees remaining in the East and their acceptance of fair state laws.” (Perdue and Green 153). Ross eventually sought the help from the writer Howard Payne to write against the…

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    Cherokee Relationship

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    There have been many instances in which the Cherokees and the Americans have demonstrated a great, amicable, and mutually beneficial relationship. From the introduction of the Christian religion to the increased literacy due to the printing press, the Cherokees relationship with the whites have produced numerous benefits. Although there is no reason for this favorable relationship to change, the circumstances presented to us at this point in history have necessitated an adjustment in the…

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    Country Boy Monologue

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    a few black boys when with white girls. when the whites people found out about it, the girl would always say, the black boy make her do it.if the black boy wanted to live another day, he had to leave town that night and never came back again. sometimes the boy’s family suffer for his action. it was and still is a small town, everyone knew everybody black and white, but we didn 't go to school together. 3. It was a good place to live and grow up. I am so glad I was raised there, after I…

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    Marvin Gaye Net Worth Marvin Pentz Gay Jr was born on the 2nd April 1939 in Washington D.C USA and died on 1st April 1984. He is known to the world under the short name, Marvin Gaye, the American soul and R&B singer. During his career, Marvin has released a total of 17 studio albums, some of which include “The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye” (1961), “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” (1968), “What`s Going On” (1971), “Let`s Get It On” (1973), “Midnight Love” (1982) among others. Have you ever…

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    Friends In The 90s

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    “So no one told you life was gonna be this way. Your jobs a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA (lil rambents).” “I’ll Be There For You” was the catchy song that would play from enlarged, home televisions on Thursday nights as millions of Americans would join together and spend the next thirty minutes laughing along with the characters from Friends. Friends was a huge hit in 1990s. It piloted it 1994 and ran for ten seasons. The end of this beloved series was like the end of an era, yet it…

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