This July 4th, Thank US Suffrage Movement Leaders For Your Independence

July 4, 2014
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National Woman’s Party officers gather for the 1920 Republican National Convention to fight for ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment Source: The Huffington Post

Many influential women paved the way for the Nineteenth Amendment, which became law on August 18, 1920.

Abigail Adams

Back in 1776, Abigail Adams sent a letter to her husband, John Adams, who would later become America’s second president. At the time, he was attending the Continental Congress, where wealthy colonists, all men, were deciding whether or not to declare independence from Great Britain. In the letter, Abigail urges him to allow women a place in the new nation’s government. Yet all the talk of “Oppressions…abuses and usurpations” in the Declaration of Independence did nothing to change the position of women, who were left with few rights, or that of slaves, who had none. It was an inherently unequal society ironically built on the concept of equality.

Suffrage Movement Abigail Adams

A young Abigail Adams Source: About

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What We Love This Week, Volume LXXII

July 4, 2014
Iceland Winter Nautilus

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Stunning Photos Of Iceland In Winter

Iceland Winter Dinosaur Rock

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Summer swelter starting to get to you? Cool off with Erez Marom’s mesmerizing photos of Iceland. Marom spent an incredible three months in this frozen paradise (in winter, no less!) and came back with photos so breathtaking that you’ll forget just how much money you’re going to spend on your AC this month. Or, at least for a couple minutes. Head over to Bored Panda for more.

Iceland Winter Aurora Borealis

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The Mindblowing Science Of Fireworks

July 3, 2014

This Fourth of July, impress all of your tipsy friends with your peer-reviewed knowledge of America’s favorite explosives.