Discussion 9.1- Theresa and Wheatley - Discussion 9.1 Theresa and Wheatley Complete an Internet search on Maria Theresa and Phillis Wheatley Review the

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Discussion 9.1: Theresa and Wheatley Complete an Internet search on Maria Theresa and Phillis Wheatley. Review the information you found and consider the following questions: * Why are these women important? * Did they have anything in common? * What legacy do they leave in modern society? Post your response to the discussion board and be sure to respond to at least two classmates. Remember not to cut and paste any unoriginal content into your postings. Why are these women important? Maria Theresa was the archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia. She had 16 children, one of her daughters being the future queen of France, Marie Antoinette. At the age of 23, she took the Habsburg throne. She set out to reform and reorganize the Habsburg government functions and was a key figure in the power politics of 18 th century Europe. Phillis Wheatley was an African-American woman poet who was brought to Boston, Massachusetts, on a slave ship. She soon mastered Latin and Greek and began writing poetry. She was also the first black

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