Saturday, January 06, 2007

Madam Speaker..... and other firsts

Nancy Pelosi
Last week our nation witnessed the first woman elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Over the years since our country became independent, there have been many historic steps for women. Enjoy the themes of womens firsts:

5 firsts Can you put these in order of occurance?
First woman astronaut
Given the right to own personal property

Roe v. Wade - what is it and when was it passed

Given the right to vote

Allowed to sit on a jury

How about trying this quiz on Groundbreaking Women.

Here are 5 women that made a first step. What was their accomplishment?
Antoinette Blackwell

Victoria Claflin Woodhull

Jeannette Rankin

Amelia Earhart
Margaret Chase Smith - what is extra special for this lady?

Here are 5 good resources:

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University

Instructional Materials Center at the University of Missouri:

National Women's Hall of Fame

National Women's History Project

RootsWeb's Notable Women Ancestors, an Associate of

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