writing assignment 2 Essay

2638 Words Jan 31st, 2015 11 Pages
Maria Bonilla
Dec. 10, 2014
Professor Smithers
History M12
Writing Assignment #2
CHAPTER 6:
1.) Who was Ida B. Wells?
ANSWER: Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist from Holly Springs. Ms. Ida attended Fisk University and Rust college. Ida was an activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States.
2.) Who was Leonora Wells?
ANSWER: Leonora Barry was born in the County Cork, Ireland. Leonora Barry was the only national officer of the Knights of Labor. She organized women workers in 1886-1890. Leonora furthered the progress of women’s rights.
3.) Who was Frances Willard?
ANSWER: Francis Willard was born in Churchville, NY. Francis was a women suffragist; she was an American educator, temperance reformer. She was the
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ANSWER: The significance of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire was that it prompted the creation of the new building, fire, and safety codes around the United States. The reason for this was from the many amounts of deaths.
3.) A.) Figures 8.7 and 8.8 are both enlistment posters aimed at young men. What emotional responses do the artists seek to arouse in their intended audience? How are their methods alike, and how do they differ?
a.) ANSWER: The emotional responses that the artist seeks to arouse in their intended audience are pride and lust. The reason I think that is because every young man wants to defend a woman in some point in their life. They want to be the woman’s night and shining armor; the young men want to save their ladies.
B.) Until recently in the U.S. only men officially served in combat, and it could be argued that by virtue of asking men to risk death, wartime gave them a heightened claim on citizenship. To what extent to these posters reinforce this notion? To what extent do they challenge it?
b.) ANSWER: the extent that these posters reinforce the notion that men had a claim on citizenship is that they were the only ones allowed to go out to war because the ladies did not have that right yet. I think the posters challenge it because there wouldn’t be a place to be a citizen to if it wasn’t for the woman. They were the working force and the building block during WWI. They were in charge of everything a man had to do, while all men were fighting.

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