Clara Barton red cross?

Clara Barton


Red Cross Work
When Clara Barton saw the Red Cross in European countries when she was there helping in the American Civil War, she decided that the United States of America needs one. She set up the American Red Cross (at first only to help soldiers in the civil war, but it became an organization to help people experiencing other disasters-hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc.- as well.) She became president of the Red Cross when she was 60 and resigned from it when she was 83.(She was criticized and encouraged to step down from the position.


Women's Rights

Clara worked very hard to improve treatment to women. Women were not treated with respect or given equal opportunity. They were kind of thought to be worse than men and dumb.(which in my opinion make the people thinking that dumb.) Susan B. Anthony and Clara Barton made a good, strong team to stand up for what is right. To stand up for equal rights for men and women. They picketed outside of the White House for a long time. Woodrow Wilson ignored them as they asked to be treated the way they deserve. Officers from Washington, D.C. arrested the women picketing for "obstructing traffic."(when they only just stood outside the White House gates picketing for their rights and for America) They were sent to jails and refused to eat. They began force feeding the women. They truly were dedicated to helping the USA. Thank them for their contributions to our nation that was once so troubled.