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Mary Dixon

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by Dawson Prophett Mary Dixon Kies Mary Dixon Kies was born into a poor farming family for, her father was a farmer. She liked the idea of inventing things and wanted to do something important for the family. when she was old enough to work she became a inventor. She had very little formal education for she was a lady and it wasn't common for women to attend school. Education/Profession To help the revolution and start to make women have a say, she tried to get a patent for a invention that made her weaving job much easier. Even though it took her almost 20 years after the Patent Act in 1790 to receive her patent on a process of weaving that included silk and straw and was used mostly for making women hats and bonnets. Trying to get a patent for her creation made women have a sharp increase in wanting patents for their products. Role in the Revolution Mary Dixon Kies was born on March 21, 1752 in a small town, South Killingly, in Connecticut. She was born into the Dixon family by John Dixon and his third wife. After Mary's first husband died, she remarried to John Kies, giving her her last name Early Life Mary Dixon Kies's invention wasn't an invention at all. What she patented was actually just a way of making woman's hats and bonnets. Her patented idea was just a easier way to make hats. Invention or Improvement Mary Dixon Kies's legacy was that she was the first women to successfully patent an item. This was important because in many states women couldn't own anything of their own and thus couldn't patent anything as their own. Her legacy of her idea and work is still around today although instead of each weave and stitch being made by people, new machines can create womens' hats with ease. Also now, many women have patents for all of their inventions and she started that by being the first one to try and get a patent. Lasting Legacy "Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrists?
And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists?
And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air?
Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair." Primary Source Document Works Cited 1840, tools, clothing. The numbers grew, and grew.. "Inventor of the Week: Archive." MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/kies.html>.
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This statement by Mrs. Kies is trying to describe what the jailing system was like in America around the 17th century. The first line is wondering who the criminal or honest boy that is in handcuffs is. The next line is stating that when the prisoner tells the truth but their story isn't believed they start to get angry and get mad. After that line, the next one describes that the evil person thinks that what they said, their conscience, may have been wrong or stated incorrectly. The last sentence describes how racist and the segregation that was happening in that time period for you could go to jail for the color of your skin, hair or religion. Primary Source Document Part II. Shewing the novelty of the pretended traditions of the Church of Rome; as being, I. Not mentioned by the ancients of their discourses of traditions apostolical, truly so called, or so esteemed by them. Nor, II. In their avowed rule, or symbol of faith. Nor, III. In the instructions given to the clergy, concerning all those things they were to teach the people. Nor, IV. In the examination of a bishop at his ordination. Nor, V. In the ancient treatises designed to instruct Christians in all the articles of their faith. VI. From the confessions of Romish doctors. With an answer to the arguments of Mr. Mumford for traditions. And a demonstration, that the heathens made the same plea from tradition as the Romanists do; and that the answer of the fathers to it doth fully justifie the Protestants.. This statement by Daniel Whitby, describes the traditions of the Church of Rome and how Mary Kies took her patent and even though it wasn't in the ancient traditions for a women to receive a patent she tried and got one.
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