Last night on the Daily Show I saw the author who wrote "Madame President" interview. This book looks amazing! It is definetly on my book wish list. I cannot wait to read this! I loved the way the author described this book as a democratic coup! This is about Liberia in 2005 who just experienced a Civil War for 14 years.
She told the audience that the women of Liberia blamed men for the trouble the country was in. So they wanted a woman in power, and they made it happen! This book is a blueprint of how they did it!
I thought this story was perfect for Woman's History Month. The majority of leaders in the world are male. There is still this idea that women cannot lead, and amazing women are breaking this idea everyday!
March 27, 1915 – Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, is put in quarantine for the second time. She would remain there for the rest of her life. She was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of Typhoid Fever.
Taken from: http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/march/march-27/
March 26, 1974 – Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Reni village of the Garhwal Himalayas, to prevent the cutting of trees. They resort to hugging the trees to protect them and give rise to the Chipko Movement in India.
Taken from: http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/march/march-26/
The Cold War was between America and the Soviet Union, East v. West, Capitalism v. Communism. This war or really competition lasted for 40 years! It is called a Cold War due to no actual fighting. They got close a few times to actual fighting. One moment was the Cuban Missile Crisis when Russia put missiles in Cuba and pointed them at America.
That was the big fear - one of the countries would destroy the other. An Arms Race was born.
To fully understand the Cold War - you must understand Joseph Stalin during and after World War 2. Stalin was an evil dictator, but he was on our side during the war. That has been debated since then. How could Stalin be on America's side? You can see this Cold War era and fear in the movies.
Death March 23, 1775 – Anne Catherine Hoof Green, printer, publisher and immigrant to the American colonies, publisher of The Maryland Gazette with her husband, took over her husband’s contract as printer of the General Assembly upon his death (b. circa 1720 in the Netherlands)
Taken from: http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/march/march-23/
March 15, 1868 – Lida Gustava Heymann, German women’s rights activist, with her partner Anita Augspurg founded the movement to abolish prostitution in Germany, the Society for Women’s Suffrage, the newspaper Women in the State, a co-educational high school and professional associations for women (d. 1943)
Taken from: http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/march/march-15/
APUSH students now is the time to get a Prep book! And use this - read the book and highlight it! This is alot of information to know! You cannot cram the night before! They are all great, but my favorite is AMSCO! You can get a book at Barnes and Noble!