Clara Barton was a woman with a dream and ambition. Clara’s first job was a schoolteacher. She was one of the first female schoolteachers because at that time most teachers were all males. During this time, Barton being the brave woman that she was would bring supplies to the soldiers during the Civil War. She supported the troops and was willing to risk her life to do so. Clara started the American Red Cross in 1881 at age 60 and ran it for 23 years. Carla’s goal was to help people that were having trouble by providing a volunteer service.
When the war was going on, Clara provided clothing, food, and supplies for the soldiers. She also served as a positive reinforcement, keeping the men’s spirits up by reading …show more content…
While visiting she read, A Memory of Solferino,. This was a book written by Henry Dunant who was the founder of the Global Red Cross network. Dunant called for international agreements to help the sick and wounded during wartime on an equal individual basis instead of prioritizing by their nationality. Barton stood up for what she believed in and was willing to put up a tough fight to try to ratify this treaty by the United States. Barton when returning to the United States still kept in touch with the Red Cross officials in Switzerland. Switzerland was a huge supporter of Barton because she included their country in the global Red Cross network and was trying to get the United States to sign the Geneva Treaty. In 1877, Barton took the treaty to President Rutherford B. Hayes to be appealed, but it was denied. Barton resigned from the American Red Cross is 1899, and a year later in 1900 the American Red Cross received its first congressional charter. They also received a second in 1905.
The American Red Cross falls into three categories when dealing with the different kinds of service: nation’s response to war, responding to natural disasters, and other human suffering. Whenever any of these occur, the American Red Cross is always there to lend a hand and do whatever is needed to improve the situation. The people that work with this organization want to help those who are suffering, and their help is