Nellie Tayloe Ross was the first female governor of a US State, elected in 1924, not even 5 years after women were given the vote. Seeing as I’d never heard of her until I went to create this post, I think I should share some knowledge about this amazing woman. So: She was the governor…… Continue reading Nellie Tayloe Ross
To finish up the Schuyler sisters trio, facts about Eliza Schuyler! *cue the start of Helpless in the background*. She helped Alexander Hamilton, her husband, draft political essays. The words we think of as his could very well have been shaped by her. When creditors repossessed her property after her husband’s death, she scrambled together…… Continue reading Eliza Schuyler
In honor of my favorite Hamilton character. In the greatest musical of our time, Angelica roasts Alexander, sings and raps like an angel of wordplay, and basically sets the bar impossibly high for sisters everywhere. But what DON’T you know about Angelica Schuyler? She was Dutch, or at least, descended from Dutch colonists. One of…… Continue reading Work! Quick Facts on Angelica Schuyler
First – an announcement. I haven’t posted in a while. So, to make up for it, for the entire month of March, I will be posting two blog posts for every Friday. It’s the least I can do. Secondly – March is also Women’s History Month. In honor of that fact, I shall be compiling…… Continue reading Going into March
This was supposed to be ready yesterday, but the internet cut out… again. *sigh* My sincerest apologies. So yesterday, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated the 45th president of the United States of America, and no matter what side of the aisle you stand on, I think we all agree that that is pretty big news.…… Continue reading President Facts!
The good news: my area is experiencing record temperatures and snow fall right now, which meant I only went to school for 1.5 days this week before departing for a three day weekend. Yay! The bad news: the weather has made our internet a tad spotty. This is woefully late. The old bad news: Carrie Fisher…… Continue reading In Memory of Carrie Fisher
Well! New 365-day period! Happy New Year everybody! Can you believe we are living in 2017? This is the future, guys! We have self-driving cars, virtual reality, and we can now literally edit DNA. What the heck?! When did we get here?! I remember when I was in elementary school and I really grasped the…… Continue reading Guys, it’s 2017…. What the Heck…?!