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Women’s Rights

The women’s right’s movement affected American women.The movement started in 1848 with a meeting at New York. Two main women led us Women to vote now.   one of the leaders of the women’s rights was Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in 1815 on November 12 in Johnstown op New York. She was educated in Johnstown Academy, Troy Female Seminary in New York. Her father was a lawyer. In 1840 Elizabeth married a reformer named Henry Stanton.   The second leader of the women’s rights was Susan B. anthony. Susan B. anthony was born in 1820 on February 15 in Adams  Massachusetts. In 1826 she went to study at a Quaker school near Philadelphia. Susan B. anthony dad business failed in 1830. Susan B. anthony died in 1906 in march 13 in Rochester, New York. In August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment give the right to women to vote. in 1848 they realize that women couldn’t vote or do thing like men. so that why they did the 19th Amendment to help women vote.

4th Amendment

I think that #4 is more important because they should not search your body or house the reason is I think they should not search your house is because you live in their and you have your stuff and the reason they should not search your body is because it your and I think they should not search your body.
In the bill of Rights it says that nobody can not search your body or your house or stuff unless they can prove to the judge that they have a good reason to think that you have committed a crime.

Lionel Morency Civil Rights Movement

What is it

The Civil Rights movement was founded in 50’s when Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks showed very extraordinary things when those two people protested. Rosa parks protested when she didn’t move for a caucasian man on the bus but she got arrested. Martin Luther King Jr. protested when segregation affected the African American people he protested against the all most all caucasian people in the south.

Event 1

Martin Luther King Jr was stabbed by Izola Ware Curry with a seven inch letter opener on April 4, 1968, In Memphis tennessee at his book signing release called “Stride Toward Freedom” at Blumstein’s Department Store in Harlem, New York. She was the age of forty-two year old mentally disturbed woman and stabbed King during his book signing while signing his books to the people.

Who was Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, AL. Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott and other efforts to end segregation. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a public bus Montgomery, Alabama, spurred on a citywide boycott and helped launch nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities.

Who was Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. was shot by James Earl Ray in the front of King’s hotel in April 4 1968 a with a sniper rifle.Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, annotated. Here you can compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists and uncover historical context.Fifty years ago, in the concluding address of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King demanded the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

In conclusion Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks help the African Americans against segregation in the and in the past.

Women’s Sufrage

Women’s Suffrage By:Abigail Burnham

The Women’s Suffrage has changed the rights for women in America. This movement  started in 1848 with a meeting in New York. Two main women led us (ladies) to victory! Because of the Women’s Suffrage movement now women are allowed to vote.


Susan .B Anthony

The women who lead The Women’s Suffrage is on the silver coin. Susan B. Anthony was the leader of the Women’s Suffrage. When she was little Susan Anthony loved to learn, she was also smart. When Susan B. Anthony wanted to do more of the work she had been doing her teacher said no because she had different rights than men. When she was wasn’t allowed to vote, Susan Anthony did any way. She had to go to court because of the vote. She had to either pay 100 dollars or go to jail for 10 days. She didn’t pay the money nor go to jail.


The Beginning of NWSA

Susan B. Anthony made a friend named Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They might of had nothing incomin, but they made something amazing they made the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). The first meeting that they had was in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York. Susan did the talking while Elizabeth made the speeches and made the meetings happen. They both made a diffrence in the USA’s women.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an amazing intelligent women who had started the Women’s Suffrage. Then she had made friend, Susan .B Anthony. Susan loved the idea of NWSA. They both worked hard on it. Elizabeth made a Women’s Bible to show that women didn’t need men to tell them what to do. After a long time of hard work Elizabeth said to Susan that she thought that NWSA was go down hill and then quit.


The 19 Amendment

The women’s society was furious when they got shut down by the government. The women finally convinced the government to let the women vote. The 19 Amendment was was for women in the U.S.A and it claims that the women have the same rights as men. Because of the 19 Amendment the Women’s Suffrage ended.  

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Civil Rights Movements

The Civil Rights Movement began in 1955 because African Americans got tired of being servants. Also African Americans wanted equal privileges of a U.S. citizen like voting and being able to have freedom.

Who was Rosa Parks?

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called “The first lady of civil rights” and “The mother of the freedom movement” that sat on a bus in December 1st 1955 and when a Caucasian male came and told her to get out of the seat even though there were a bunch of other seats that he could sit in, but Rosa Parks didn’t get out of of the seat so she ended up getting arrested which started the bus boycott and 50,000 people stopped riding the bus in that county.

Who was Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights movement, he gave the “I have a Dream” at the Lincoln Memorial.

Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated at Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray on the day April 4, 1968.

Then what happened was that the Congress passed a law and everyone was then treated equally and everyone had the same rights.

Alexa’s civil rights

The civil rights movement affected African-Americans. The civil
rights movement started in 1955, which created this classroom to be the way it is. It has affected every single african American in the south. African americans knew that they weren’t being treated fairly so they wanted to do something about it. Nowadays, all people from the same race are in the same class, and teams, and everybody has equality. This all happened because of the civil rights movement.

Who was Rosa Parks?
Rosa Parks was a civil rights civilist. She was born on February 4 1913, and she died on October 24 2005. Rosa Parks was a really important woman. Rosa Parks even refused to give up her seat to an American when she was supposed to because back then the whites had more power than the african americans so Rosa Parks went to jail just for refusing her seat on the bus to an american even when there were more seats in the back for the american guy to sit on.

Rosa Parks Being Famous to the county for the Bus Boycott!
Rosa started a bus boycott. She encouraged 50,000 African-Americans to not ride the county bus, they either had to walk, bike ride, or carpool. This peaceful protest ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.

Who was Martin Luther King Jr!
Martin Luther King was a baptist minister. He was also born on January 15 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King was a really important man to america. He was educated at Boston University, Morehouse College, and at Crozer Theological Seminary. Martin Luther King was arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Ala. He was shot and killed on April 4 1968.
I Have A Dream Speech Martin Luther King Jr.
On Wednesday, August 28 1963, It all took place in Washington DC. Where 250,000’s of Americans headed to Washington on Tuesday August 27, 1963 where it all took place. Also where Martin luther king Jr Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial shared his historic,’’I Have A Dream Speech’’. Where he called to end racism.

The civil rights movement act of 1964 really changed a lot. It outlawed all discrimination against race, color, and religion.

In Conclusion
With the determination of Martin luther King Jr and other civil rights leaders, African Americans have equal rights like other races. This movement has changed many lives of African Americans. Without this movement, schools like Daly Elementary in 2015 wouldn’t be the way it is.

Auto Saftey

Auto Safety

Here are a few people that change auto safety forever.


Table of Contents



  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
  • About Samuel Alderson
  • About Ralph Nader
  • Henry Ford
  • Conclusion



About Samuel Alderson

Samuel Alderson was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 21, 1914. He died on February 11, 2005. He was a great inventor for crash test dummy. For example, during the last half of the twentieth century Samuel made something to keep drivers safe. We call them seat belts. Samuel made more things seat belts though and change the way auto safety was forever.


Samuel was raised in southern California as a toddler where his father ran a custom sheet-metal and sign shop. He graduated from high school at the age of 15 and went on to intermittently study at Reed College, Caltech, Columbia and UC Berkeley. He completed his formal education at the University of California, Berkeley under the tutelage of J. Robert Oppenheimer and Ernest O. Lawrence, but did not complete his doctoral dissertation.


In 1952, he began his own company, Alderson Research Laboratories (ARL), and quickly won a contract to create an anthropometric dummy for use in testing aircraft ejection seats. At about the same time, automobile manufacturers were being challenged to produce safer vehicles, and to do so without relying on live volunteers or human cadavers.


In 1966, the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was passed, which together with Ralph  Nader’s book, “Unsafe at Any Speed” put the search for an anatomically faithful test dummy into high gear. With this as a goal, Samuel Alderson produced the V.I.P., a dummy designed to mimic an average male’s weight and to reproduce the effects of impact like a real person. His work went on to see the creation of the Hybrid family of test dummies, which as of the beginning of the 21st century are the de facto standards for testing.


Samuel also worked for the U.S. military. During World War II, he helped develop an optical coating to improve the vision of submarine periscopes, and worked on depth charge and missile guidance technology. He also helped create dummies, that reacted to radiation, and synthetic wounds, used in emergency training simulations, which behaved like real wounds. Based on that experience, he formed another company that he managed until shortly before his death, Radiology Support Devices (RSD), to supply the healthcare industry.


Alderson died at his home in Marina Del Rey, California, due to complications from myelofibrosis. Alderson was widowed once and divorced three times.

About Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader was born in February 27, 1934. He is an American political activist, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government.


Ralph published his book  “Unsafe at Any Speed” in 1965. It’s about a critique of the safety record of American automobile manufacturers in general, and particularly the first-generation Chevrolet Corvair. In 1999, a New York University panel of journalists ranked Unsafe at Any Speed 38th among the top 100 pieces of journalism of the 20th century.


Henry Ford

Henry Ford was born into a farm family in 1863 near Dearborn, Michigan, and showed an early interest in mechanics. He fixed neighbors’ watches and built his first steam engine at 15.


He tinkered constantly, and as America’s first automobiles emerged, Ford focused on internal combustion engines. John W. Lambert invented the nation’s first gasoline-powered automobile in 1891. Five years later, Ford unveiled his own “horseless carriage,” which he named the “Quadricycle,” because it ran on four bicycle tires. The Quadricycle, which steered with a tiller much like a boat, had just two speeds with no reverse.

Ford at the time was chief engineer at Thomas Edison’s thriving Edison Illuminating Company, but his venturesome spirit led him to strike out on his own to try his hand at automotive engineering. Ford left with the encouragement of Edison, who later became one of his closest friends.

“He was always willing to take risks,” says Bob Casey, curator of transportation at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.

“In 1901, when his first company went belly up, he built this race car and literally risked his life in a race to raise the public perception of him that (he) knew how to build these newfangled machines,” Casey says. “It was a pretty gutsy thing to do.”



3 people that change auto history forever. Go online and find more about Samuel, Ralph, and Henry.


Tobacco Safety

Tobacco Safety  


The Tobacco Safety movement started 1960.  The reason why the laws for Tobacco was changed people kept getting sick and dieing.  So the types of laws that were changed was you can’t smoke in types of places like stores, playgrounds, schools, and private property.  And most people are still smoking tobacco today.  And some people are selling it on the street and people buy them so some people die some people get sick.  So that’s why they tell people not to smoke tobacco anymore.  Tobacco is really bad for people they are getting arrested for smoking tobacco these days.  tobacco is hurting people’s lunges and getting them crazy in the mind.  

Jeffrey wigand was popular at 1990 helping people to stop smoking tobacco most people stopped smoking once he told people what was in it tobacco smoke has more than 4,000  chemicals in it.

And that one of the reasons why people stopped smoking tobacco.  Tobacco has batties, candle wax, barbecue lighter,Industrial Solvent, Insecticide, toilet cleaner, paint, rocket fuel, poison sewer gas, vinegar, and lighter fluid.  Cigarettes have the same thing in it. Most people are smoking tobacco out of pipes they did not smoke it every day in 1612 settlers of the first american colony in a country grew tobacco as a cash crop.  More than 3,200 people under 18 smoke  cigarettes  and  2,100 youth and young adults become smokers.

 Tobacco is bad thing to do I hope that the people that do it no they can die or get sick from it.  People should not be making tobacco anymore that they see that people are dying from it.

My Civil Rights Essay

My Movement:   Civil Rights

What was the conflict?
The Civil Rights movement has affected every single African-American in Daly Elementary. The movement was started in 1955, because African-Americans had rights taken away from them, African-Americans also weren’t treated equally, this inspired people to take action. This movement made many things happen such as; multi-cultural classrooms and schools, African-Americans and Caucasians to be allowed under the same roof, and equal rights for everybody in Daly Elementary.


Who is Rosa Parks?

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist, she was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her full name is Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, and was educated at Industrial School for Girls, Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes. She became a civil rights activist after being jailed because she wouldn’t give up her first row seat in the back of the bus to a Caucasian man. Rosa Parks was married Raymond Parks, but their marriage ended after 45 years when Raymond died. Rosa had no children.


The Bus Boycott.


I stated that Rosa became a civil rights activist after being jailed because she wouldn’t give up her first row seat in the back of the bus to a Caucasian man, here’s what she did about it. Rosa started a bus boycott. The boycott began on December 1, 1955, and ended on December 20, 1956. She encouraged all African-Americans to not ride the county bus, they either had to walk, bike ride, or carpool. 50,000 African-Americans did not ride the county bus for 13 months. This peaceful protest ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.


Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?
Martin Luther King Jr. was also a civil rights rights activist. He was born on January 15, 1929, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Martin’s name at birth is Michael King Jr., named after his father; Michael King. Michael Sr. then changed his name to Martin– in honor of the great protestant reformer. Michael Sr. also changed his son’s name too. Martin Jr. had 4 kids. He was married Coretta Scott King, who was also an activist, an author, and a civil rights leader.  He was shot and killed on April 4, 1968 in Memphis Tennessee by James Earl Ray.


Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” Speech.


On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial , in Washington  D.C., during the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous I have a dream speech. The I have a dream part came at the very end though, the speech was about how 100 years after Abraham Lincoln freed all the slaves, African-Americans were still treated like dirt.  250,000 demonstrators attended the nonviolent protesting. Demonstrators then marched a mile-long walk from the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial. The three-hour long program at the Lincoln Memorial included speeches from civil rights leaders and religious leaders. The day came to end with a meeting between the march leaders and President John F. Kennedy at the White House.


Bloody Sunday.


On Sunday, March 7, 1965,  Dr. King and several other civil rights leaders organized three marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery, in a bid for voting rights for all.  It involved nearly 600 protesters, (which compared his other protests was nothing) the protest got out of hand very quickly.  Dr.King wasn’t present at the time of the protest, he had church duties to fulfill. Yet days before, Dr.King had met with government officials to try to ensure the marchers would not be blocking any of the main streets during the march. Even though Dr.King did that, mob and police violence still broke out. Seeing the footage made him call that Sunday, “a Bloody Sunday.” The march was aborted, and Dr.King tried several other times to get to Montgomery, only to fail. The protesters finally made it to Montgomery in March 25. Bloody Sunday was a turning point for Dr.King, demonstrating his nonviolence strategy.


The Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The civil rights act of 1964 made everything that all the protest leaders of all movements worth it. It is a piece of civil rights legislation that outlawed any discrimination against  race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


With the determination of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights activists, African-Americans have equal rights just as any race. Without the civil rights movement, the classrooms at Daly Elementary in 2015 would not be the way they are right now, classrooms would still be segregated, and every other thing in the school would be changed so that African-Americans and Caucasians would be separated.  Nowadays, African-Americans and any other race can be together. Classrooms are a mix of all the races, and no race is separated from each other.




The Women’s Right’s Movement

                                                                                  The Women’s  Rights

The Women’s Suffrage has affected every single woman that was born in the U.S.A. The Women’s Reform Movement started in 1848. All Women should have the right to vote.  


In the matter Women’s rights one of the people. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in November 12, 1815. She was the first lady that was involved with the women’s right. Elizabeth Cady Stanton married a reformer Henry Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton the daughter of a lawyer who made no secret of his preference for another son.

Another woman that was involved with the the women’s rights is Susan B. Anthony. The Anthony’s’ farm served as a meeting place for such famed abolitionists. Susan B. Anthony’s family moved to Battenville, New York, in 1826. Susan B. Anthony The Anthony’s moved to a farm in the Rochester, New York area, in the mid-1840s. Susan B. Anthony After her father’s business failed in the Late 1830s, Anthony returned home to help her family make ends meet, and found work as a teacher.


Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and several other women held the famous Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848. At this meeting, the attendees drew up its “Declaration of Sentiments” and took the lead in proposing that women be granted the right to vote. Not that long ago that women weren’t allowed to vote. Also that women were not treated like men.


The 19th amendment  started in August evening, Tennessee became the 36th state to approve the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. It was the climax of a 144-year odyssey from the Declaration of Independence and clarified once and for all, the meaning of “all men are created equal.” As was the case throughout this journey, the final vote did not come easy.


Because of the Woman’s rights movement  women at Daly Elementary school can now vote when they are older. Voting is important because if you don’t vote then you don’t get the judgement of who’s in charge.




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