Individuals Who Effected History

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Throughout history there have been many individuals who have affected culture and society. These people range from rich to poor, intelligent to uneducated and different races and religions. Many of these people are studied and admired today. Among these people are William Shakespeare, Susan B. Anthony and Picasso.

Many societies have been influenced by literature. In fact the entire world has been affected by the famous William Shakespeare. He has made the largest impact out of all the famous writers. His works are still being taught and read today since the day he published them in the 15th and 16th century. Many plays and books are based on the original ideas of his literature. Literature has inspired many people and societies.

Literature also sets a standard of education for a society.

The roles of women have played a large impact on society in the United States of America. Women did not always have the same rights as men.

They were treated differently and with less respect. In Colonial times they were not allowed to vote, own property or get a job. Susan B. Anthony was arrested because she tried to vote. Susan B. Anthony played a major role in women's rights. She learned to read and write and then became a teacher in a school. From there she played a huge role in setting up the American Equal Rights Association and the National Woman Suffrage Association. Both of these groups were established to support woman and to benefit them. As time passed women were granted more rights, however, it was not until World War I that women began to be thought of as equals. Since many men were drafted to the war the women took their place in the business world. It was shown that women were able to...