Posts Tagged "History"
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    Apr 11, 2014 6:08 pm



    Biochemist Florence Seibert won a gold medal for developing tuberculosis tests #Groundbreaker

    Smart Girl Biochemist!

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    Apr 02, 2014 11:51 am
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    Mar 30, 2014 3:47 pm
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    Mar 25, 2014 5:13 pm
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    Mar 15, 2014 5:13 pm


    Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.

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    Mar 10, 2014 9:49 pm


    Can you pass the US citizenship test?

    Every year, thousands of people take the U.S. citizenship exam. To pass the civics portion, which tests knowledge of American politics and history, applicants must correctly answer six out of 10 questions. The questions are randomly selected from a list of 100 with no multiple choice.

    The above questions were taken from the list of 100. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?

    AnswersFollow policymic

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    Feb 16, 2014 8:07 pm


    An animated history of marriage. Let’s not forget the woman to whom we owe marriage equality.

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    Jan 27, 2014 11:11 am

    Coretta Scott King



    Married to one of the most influential civil rights leaders of our era, but a legend in her own right. She continued MLK Jr.’s legacy by founding the King Center, and was also the leader of a successful campaign in making her husband’s birthday a national holiday. Not only was she involved in civil rights for minorities, but human rights all around; this included LGBT and women’s rights. What’s her story?

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    Dec 13, 2013 7:45 pm


    Today marks the 90th anniversary of the first time the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was introduced in Congress in 1923. Both Gerald and Betty Ford were strong supporters of this constitutional amendment that stated, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

    When the ERA was again introduced in the early 1970s, Congressman Ford voted in favor of it. Just over 30 states had ratified the amendment by the time he entered the White House. As President, Ford urged “those States who have not ratified the Equal Rights Amendment to give serious consideration to its ratification and the upholding of our Nation’s heritage.” He hoped that the requisite goal of ratification by 38 states would be reached in the Bicentennial year of 1976.

    First Lady Betty Ford staunchly and vocally supported the ERA. “It is my personal opinion that ratification of the ERA is the single most important step that our nation can take to extend equal opportunity to all Americans,” she said.

    Here is one of her statements explaining why she was firmly in favor of this amendment.

    Photo: First Lady Betty Ford Expressing her support for the Equal Rights Amendment in Hollywood, Florida. 2/25/75.

    -from the Ford Library

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    Dec 10, 2013 2:53 pm


    Apollo XVII Mission - December 7-19, 1972



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