Sarah Hawkes

About Sarah

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776, as the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. On this day in 1776, the Founding Fathers formally declared independence for the thirteen colonies. Since then, this monumental document has been at the center of an annual celebration of American democratic values.

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When most people think of American women during World War II, the iconic ‘Rosie the Riveter’ comes to mind. Rosie was the modern factory girl – a woman who could effortlessly bridge the gap between masculine and feminine. The war industry during WWII gave women the opportunity to earn their own living and contribute to… MORE

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The women’s suffrage campaign formally started in 1848 with the Seneca Falls Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, and ended in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

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Beginning in 1845, a potato famine ravaged Ireland’s agricultural landscape and devastated the Irish people. When potato blight started destroying Ireland’s primary subsistence crop in 1845, it quickly spread throughout the island nation and left many Irish peasants starving. During the nineteenth century, Ireland was a predominately rural society in which most citizens rented land… MORE

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