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Requiem
03-29-2011, 09:17 AM
SUP MANERS?

Just thinking about why certain Americans in history are revered, while some important names are forgotten. ANSWER THIS.

http://www.memeticians.com/2008/01/17/ben_franklin.jpg

Why is Benjamin Franklin Famous?

Inventor, diplomat, ambassador. Total awesome guy who had a cool family history. HE WAS NOT A PRESIDENT.


Name one famous woman from the 1700s or 1800s. Why is she famous?

I think Harriet Tubman is definitely famous.

Cleo McDowell
03-29-2011, 09:29 AM
http://blogs.chron.com/momhouston/hmm.jpg

bendog
03-29-2011, 09:34 AM
Sally Hemmings. (-:

gyldenlove
03-29-2011, 10:34 AM
I give you Calamity Jane, Big nose Kate and Sacagawea.

That One Guy
03-29-2011, 10:58 AM
Betsy Ross - even if from myth rather than reality.

TheReverend
03-29-2011, 11:05 AM
Abigail Adams
Dolly Madison
Martha Washington

Yes, I realize they're famous because of their founding father and presidential husbands, but they played a role in their husband's successes in an era where gender roles were much more starkly defined.

Chris
03-29-2011, 11:06 AM
Dude invented electricity so he was a celebrity in his day prior to joining the revolutionary cause. He was also an ambassador for the US in Europe and he really played it up... often wearing furs and the like.

Killericon
03-29-2011, 11:08 AM
Mary Shelley.

Smiling Assassin27
03-29-2011, 11:13 AM
Susan B. Anthony

bendog
03-29-2011, 11:20 AM
yeah, no doubt abigail adams kept the farm afloat allowing John Adams to abandon his law practice. Dolly Madison infuenced Madison's moral development.

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the second best selling book in america (the bible) and probably did more than any other person in starting the civil war and ending slavery. Most women famous in their own right seem attached to abolition or more modern civil rights. Sojurner Truth, too

HAT
03-29-2011, 11:22 AM
Susan B. Anthony...Suffrage
Annie Oakley...Sharpshooter
Sacajawea...Guide
Harriet Beecher Stowe...Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Tubman...Underground RR

Broncomutt
03-29-2011, 11:26 AM
Louisa May Alcott - Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe - Author
Clara Barton - founder Am. red Cross

Inkana7
03-29-2011, 11:28 AM
Molly Pitcher was pretty badass.

Gort
03-29-2011, 11:35 AM
Dude invented electricity

ummm. not exactly. you don't "invent" physical phenomena, you discover them.

Beantown Bronco
03-29-2011, 11:45 AM
Abigail Adams


Is that the chick from "Enchanted"......or is she the one from "Wedding Crashers"? I always mix them up. :)

Beantown Bronco
03-29-2011, 11:49 AM
Susan B. Anthony...Suffrage


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Smiling Assassin27
03-29-2011, 11:54 AM
The Sisters of Mercy--Over 600 nuns serving as nurses to both sides in the Civil War in a particularly anti-Catholic era of American History.

gunns
03-29-2011, 11:57 AM
Deborah Sampson, fought in the Revolutionary War dressed like a man
Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman Dr, founded a hospital for women and children and started a women's medical college.
Sojourner Truth-fought against slavery and for women's rights.

Pony Boy
03-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Molly Pitcher was pretty badass.

Belle Starr would kick her ass........;D

Archer81
03-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Name one famous woman from the 1700s or 1800s. Why is she famous?

I think Harriet Tubman is definitely famous.


Abigail Adams. She was famous because she tended to blunt her husband's lack of a genial personality. Dolly Madison saved artwork and documents from the WH before the british burned it. There are others.

And Franklin was awesome because he obviously cared about the American revolution and self government, but his sense of humor was epic. He did what he liked, and nearly never apologized for it.


:Broncos:

HAT
03-29-2011, 12:01 PM
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Haha...Yup. The Man Show did a great segment along those lines.

Archer81
03-29-2011, 12:03 PM
How about American women in general from 1700-1899? Its not easy to build a country. We dont do it without some intestinal fortitude on the part of women.

:Broncos: