SOSC 2245 Women’s Studies Exercise 2 Name__________________________
Your task is to answer the following questions using the internet.
1. Who was the first female appointed to the Supreme Court and in what year?
2. How many women are currently in the Senate? Who are they? What percentage of the Senate do they make up?
3. How many women are currently in the House of Representatives? What percentage of the House do they make up?
4. Who is Susan B. Anthony? What is she known for?
5. Who was the first female to run for Vice-President in a presidential campaign? Who was her running mate and how many
states did they take?
6. Who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
7. Who was the first American woman in space?
8. Who is the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. government?
9. Who was the first African American congresswoman?
10. Who is the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize?
11. What year did women get the right to vote?
12. Who is Gloria Steinem and what were her contributions to women’s issues?
13. Who is Naomi Wolf and what were her contributions to women’s issues?
14. What is the ERA?