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First Women in United States Law

August 31st 2014 16:55
Check out the first woman lawyer and the first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Men weren't always the only options, although they were the most likely option when looking for a lawyer, especially in the 1800s.

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1869 - Arabella Mansfield is granted admission to practice law in Iowa, making her the first woman lawyer. A year later, Ada H. Kepley, of Illinois, graduates from the Union College of Law in Chicago. She was also the first woman lawyer to graduate from a law school.


1879 - Belva Ann Lockwood becomes the first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

1960 - Oveta Culp Hobby becomes the first woman to serve as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is appointed by President Reagan to the Supreme Court, making her its first woman justice.

1993 - Janet Reno becomes the first woman U.S. attorney general.





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Throughout history, women have made many strides in politics. From the first woman presidential candidate to the first woman mayor. Check out some of the firsts.

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1872 - Victoria Claflin Woodhull becomes the first woman presidential candidate in the United States when she is nominated by the National Radical Reformers.


1887 - Susanna Medora Salter becomes the first woman elected mayor of an American town, in Argonia, Kansas.

1916 - Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, is the first woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

1922 - Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, is the first woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

1925 - Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman to serve as governor of a state, in Wyoming. In the fall of 1924 she was elected to succeed her deceased husband, William Bradford Ross. (Miriam Amanda "Ma" Ferguson is inaugurated governor of Texas days later.)

1932 - Hattie Wyatt Caraway, of Arkansas, becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

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1933 - Frances Perkins is appointed secretary of labor by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, making her the first woman member of a presidential cabinet.

1960 - Oveta Culp Hobby becomes the first woman to serve as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

1964 - Margaret Chase Smith, of Maine, becomes the first woman nominated for president of the United States by a major political party, at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.

1965 - Patsy Takemoto Mink, of Hawaii, is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 24 years.

1969 - Shirley Chisholm, of New York, becomes the first African-American woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. She was also the first black woman U.S. Representative.

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is appointed by President Reagan to the Supreme Court, making her its first woman justice.

1984 - Geraldine Ferraro is the first woman to run for vice-president on a major party ticket.

1989 - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida, becomes the first Hispanic woman elected to congress. She serves in the U.S. House of Representatives.

women in politics
1990 - Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as U.S. Surgeon General, becoming the first woman (and first Hispanic) to hold that job.

1991 - On January 2, Sharon Pratt Dixon is sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC, becoming the first black woman to serve as mayor of a major city.

1992 - Carol Moseley-Braun, of Illinois, becomes the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

1993 - Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state. She is the first woman in this position as well as the highest-ranking woman in the United States government.

1993 - Janet Reno becomes the first woman U.S. attorney general.

1997 - Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state. She is the first woman in this position as well as the highest-ranking woman in the United States government.

2000 - Hillary Clinton is elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first First Lady ever elected to national office.

2005 - Condoleeza Rice becomes the first African-American female Secretary of State.

2007 - Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) becomes the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives.

2008 - Hillary Clinton wins the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary, becoming the first woman in U.S. history to win a presidential primary contest.

2008 - Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, becomes the first woman to run for vice president on the Republican ticket.



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Believe it or not, women have run and operated business since the 1700s. Women haven't always been stay at home moms as was thought. Although, it wasn't common to find business women in the 1700s or 1800s, there are a few out there.

Excluding the first women in politics and law, check out these first business women.

business women
1650 - Anne Bradstreet's book of poems, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, is published in England, making her the first published American woman writer.

1707 - Henrietta Johnston begins to work as a portrait artist in Charles Town (now Charleston), South Carolina, making her the first known professional woman artist in America.

1766- Mary Katherine Goddard and her widowed mother become publishers of the Providence Gazette newspaper and the annual West's Almanack, making her the first woman publisher in America.

1767 - Anne Catherine Hoof Green took over her husband's printing and newspaper business in 1767. When Green's husband died, she became the first American woman to run a print shop. In 1768, Green was named the official printer for the colony of Maryland.

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1775 Mary Katherine Goddard became the first woman postmaster in the country.

1777 - Mary Katherine Goddard became the first printer to offer copies of the Declaration of Independence that included the signers' names.

1789 - Mary Katherine Goddard opened a Baltimore bookstore. She was most likely the first woman in America to do so.

1795 - Anne Parrish establishes the House of Industry, which is the first charitable organization for women in America.

1885 - Sarah E. Goode becomes the first African-American woman to receive a patent, for a bed that folded up into a cabinet. Goode, who owned a furniture store in Chicago, intended the bed to be used in apartments.

1896 - Alice Guy Blaché, the first American woman film director, shoots the first of her more than 300 films, a short feature called La Fee aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy).

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1934 - Lettie Pate Whitehead becomes the first American woman to serve as a director of a major corporation- The Coca-Cola Company.

1946 - Edith Houghton becomes the first woman hired as a first major-league baseball scout.

1960 - Oveta Culp Hobby becomes the first woman to serve as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. She is also the first director of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. She was also the first woman to receive the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal.

1967 - Muriel "Mickey" Siebert becomes the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first woman to head one of its member firms.

1972 - Juanita Kreps becomes the first woman director of the New York Stock Exchange. In 1977 she became the first woman appointed Secretary of Commerce.

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Selling on Etsy

August 3rd 2014 00:40
Do you craft in your spare time? Maybe you want to consider selling your homemade jewelry, embroidered designs, woodworking, etc on Etsy.

The fees are pretty straight forward and simple, and they're cheaper than Ebay or other websites that allow you to sell your products.

There is a listing fee of $0.20 per item that you list. Once the item sells, there is a transaction fee of 3.5%

If you want to start up your own Etsy Shop, it's pretty simple. Follow this link to start your shop.

Once you've started your shop, list! You can't make money creating and not selling, so this is a great opportunity. And, even though your monthly bill may be a cost to you at first, once you start selling you'll see the red turn to green.

It takes a little bit to get started, but you can get followers by participating in the forums and by joining teams.

Also, when posting your products, spread them out. If you post everything in one day, you won't have any new items tomorrow. By spreading out the items, posting a few a day, you'll find the views will start to add up. And then, those views will turn into buyers quickly!

So, go ahead and start your Etsy shop now.
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Media Headlines

June 21st 2014 17:24
I don't care that Jessica Simpson wore a tight black dress with big hair for a picture, but for some reason, I click on the article anyway.

Media headlines are the worst attention getters ever. You log onto the computer and jump on the internet for a purpose, but you always end up reading at least one news article.

Sometimes, I find myself amazed for over an hour, and end up too tired to do whatever I originally intended.

The internet is a wonder tool for procrastination.


What headlines get you? Kardashians, Pets, Politics?
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Girls are Smarter

June 15th 2014 15:57
According to a new study by Daniel and Susan Voyer, girls get better grades in school.

The study, published in the Psychological Bulletin, breaks down marks in a variety of ways, including type of subject, level of schooling (grade school through college), race/ethnicity, year and a few other factors


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Benefits of Lemon Water

June 8th 2014 19:10


Lemons may be sour, but they're quite healthy for you. Lemon water can be a great morning drink


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Benefits of Cucumber Water

June 1st 2014 19:09


If you're tired of plain water, add a few cucumber slices to your glass. Cucumbers will add a sweet flavor to your water that you'll find refreshing as well as healthy


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I recently purchased WPDollar plugin and theme with the premise of a money-back guarantee if I didn't like it or it didn't work the way I wanted.

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Best Bronze Tanning Lotions

May 21st 2014 00:20
Don't look like an orange this summer. Make sure that you buy the best bronzer, but you don't have to spend a lot. Check out these bronzing lotions that you can buy at your local drug store.

Suave Visible Glow Gradual Tanner- Get a hint of color. Apply daily to slowly build up your tan


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