Women’s History Month

March is women’s history month and it’s an important month for our history. In this month we recognize all the brave and strong women from the past and today. There have been many women that have had an impact on certain things or participated. Things like sports, the wars in the past, and the political field. An important moment in history is the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The amendment is the women’s right to vote. It was passed by Congress on June 4th, 1919 and ratified on August 18th 1920.

There have been many important historic women from the past. Women like Amelia Earhart who was the first female to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Rosa Parks who was a civil rights activists. Florence Blanchfield who became the first lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold a permanent military rank. Harriet Tubman who was a civil war nurse and a former slave who escaped and then rescued 70 enslaved people. She also used the Underground Railroad for secret routes and safe houses. Just recently we’ve had our first women’s Vice President who is Kamala Harris.

Not only has there been important historic women from the past, but there’s also been female athletes that have accomplished a lot in sports. Serena Williams is a tennis player who has won 23 grand slam single titles, the most by any player in the open era, and the second most of all time behind Margaret Court. Alex Morgan is a soccer player who is a member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games she won her first Olympic gold medal and she helped defeat Japan. She’s 5th in national team history with 108 goals. She’s also 9th in all-time top scorer es in women’s international football. There are plenty that you can name like Simone Biles who won 30 Olympic and world championship medals. Megan Rapinoe who also won a gold medal for women’s international soccer. She was also named the best FIFA women’s player in 2019. Even singers like Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. All of these women are important to our history and many young girls look up to them, it’s important we recognize with them with respect and love.

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