Essays on the Theme of Heroism

Betsy Ross & Carrie Fisher

by John from Sheridan Tech

Women throughout history have influenced and changed the world in many ways. Betsy Ross and Carrie Fisher have both made contributions to influence and change women's history forever. Although they may seem very different, coming from two different time eras, they both have affected the world in their own way.

Betsy Ross, although thought to have made the first American Flag, this isn't all that true. It's unknown who actually did. Nevertheless, Betsy Ross was looked upon as an important patriotic icon for women after all of the rumors. As stated from the Britannica website, "Betsy Ross, nee Elizabeth Griscom, (born Jan. 1, 1752, Philadelphia, Pa. [U.S.]-died Jan. 30, 1836, Philadelphia), seamstress who, according to legend, fashioned the first flag of the United States." Whether she did or didn't sew the first flag, she did inspire many.

Carrie Fisher, still alive today, Carrie Fisher was born on October 21, in 1956. She was born in Los Angeles, California. She was mostly famous for playing roles in Star Wars, as an actress, along with the sequels. As she continued through the years she published a book and continued starring in movies, also making an appearance in the new Star Wars, The Force Awakens.

Both of these women show that we can do anything that we set our mind to. As Betsy Ross owned her own business as an upholster many tales were spread about the length of her success. She was also shown as a patriotic figure. Carrie Fisher shows us that we can do the same as well. As a struggling actress she made many contributions to film, Star Wars being her most known. These are the key messages that make these women influential.

With their contributions, just like many other women, we can look up to them. As they are different they can also be looked upon as the same. Influencing others, while still in different time eras.

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Related Links

Betsy Ross - sewed the first American flag.
Francis Hopkinson - designed the first official American flag.
Carrie Fisher - Carrie Fisher official website