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Margaret SangerCecilia Tadt HIS 223 Mr. Brian Yarbrough October 20, 2018
Tadt 1Margaret Sanger was an early feminist and women’s rights activist who created the term “birth control” and worked towards its legalization. Birth control is used still today by many women. Birth control is used to try and prevent pregnant when someone is sexually active, and they do not want kids at that time. Sanger also fought for women’s rights her entire life, which is something that is very important to many women today. In the early life of Margaret, she was born on September 14, 1879, in Corning, New York.She was one of the eleven children born into a Roman Catholic working-class Irish American family. Her mother had many miscarriages that are believed that all these pregnancies took a toll on her mother’s health and had something to do with her early death at the young age of forty. The family lived in a poverty as her dad was an Irish stonemason. He preferred to drink instead of having a steady wage and liked to talk politics. Sanger attended Claverack College and Hudson River Institute in 1896. She studied nursing at White Plains Hospital four years later. In 1902, she got married to William Sanger who was an architect, later, they had three children together. In 1910, the couple moved to New York City where Sanger joined the Women’s Committee of New York Socialist Party and the Liberal Club.