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Transcript of Nellie McClung
Well, when Nellie McClung was 16 she got her very first “real job” as a teacher. In her time as a teacher one day for gym class she wanted all of the kids to play football, including the girls. But one man said, “What are you doing, girls can’t play football.” So after that incident she wanted to fight for women and girls rights. Then, when “retired” from being a teacher she became interested in writing books about women’s rights, so she became an author. Throughout the years she also became an orator.
What Organizations Did She Start?
Here are some organizations that Nellie McClung started:
1) The Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)
2) She also became involved in several emerging social form groups
3) Finally, she made women have the right to vote
Interesting Facts! :)
1) Did you know that Nellie McClung was born on October 20th, 1873?
2) Did you know that Nellie McClung dies on September 1st, 1951? That is 78 years!
3) Did you know that Nellie McClung's first last name was "Mooney!"
Did Nellie McClung Become Part of the Government?
Yes, Nellie McClung became part of the government. The job that Nellie McClung had in the government was she was part of the Legislative Assembly. In 1921, women had already been able to vote and do some jobs men did and that was when Nellie McClung became part of the government.
What Reasons Did Nellie McClung Become Interested in Women’s Rights?
The number 1 reason why Nellie McClung became interested in women's rights was because she first started with alcohol abuse and then she became a suffragist for women's rights to vote or to do the same jobs that men do.
By: Hilary P.