Biography


Condoleezza Rice was born at November 14th , 1954, to John Wesley Rice and Angelena Ray. She studied political science. She became the first African American woman to be a secretary of state in the first term of President Bush Rice was National Security Advisor. She became a strong admirable woman who raised the hopes for many women and Afro-Americans to succeed. She probably influenced the vote in favor Barak Obama.

Her parents were both college professors, her father opposed institutional racism, government oppression and the Vietnam War. She remembers that her father always said that "even if I may not be able to buy a hamburger because of my color skin, I can still dream of being the President of the United States of America". Because of that, they sent her to St. Mary's Academy, a private all girls' Catholic high school in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.
She was a talented piano player and entered college at the age of 15. She graduated at the age of 19 and continued to graduate studies. She received her PhD in politics by the age of 26. In high school despite her high grades, her counselor told her she wasn't college material. She was a straight a student and excelled is SAT exam, Latin, figure skating, and a piano student. The fact that she thought "I couldn't do it" is setting low expectations for blacks and this is a kind of racism.
Sometimes she feels different because she's a black women, As a child her parents tried to protect her, but like others she couldn't avoid the racism, the violence and the meanness that people treated her race. Her best friend was killed in bombing at the age of eleven. she will never forget that feeling. She didn't go to demonstrations but fought by achieving her goals. She prefers fighting with her grades, and not with violence. She remembers when blacks were turned away from restaurants and hotels. She remembers the civil rights battles.
Condoleezza Rice was always involved in Politics but her first real experience was when George H. W. Bush was elected, Scowcroft ( who was the National Security Advisor under Gerald Ford) returned to the White House as a National Security Advisor and asked her in 1989 to become his Soviet expert on the United States National Security Council. On September 11th, 2001, she was the one who ordered to evacuate the White House. She made calls to world wide leaders making them understand that the American Government was still running. Suddenly, she was in the limelight. Maybe this is what helped her get the job.
Her actual jobs is meeting delegates from around the world and try to fulfill the demands of my administration. She flies to places of conflict, such as the Middle East to try and help solve the issues and bring about an end to the conflict.
There are some people that are against her because her political ideas and not because of her race. We can see that in the Iraqi war. They claimed that there was no connection between the Muslim terrorism and the Nuclear War Heads, but she felt that it is more important to find a smoking gun rather than a mushroom cloud.

In her address to a young crowd of Americans she would have said:
Your vote will allow me to contribute to the whole American nation, as I'm here to you all and to achieve world peace. I believe America should be a role model for other countries as it combines many different cultures and religions.
As in the world of nature all animals learn to live in harmony.
The fact that I am black symbolizes the place America has taken in its struggle of against racism. From the struggle of my for-fathers one must learn that every person has rights as a human being.
Give a person a chance! Give them the opportunity to fulfill a dream and contribute to others. The colors of a person's skin, his or her religion, gender or belief should not bar his or her promotion of success.
Do you pray for peace between people?
Don’t you want to fulfill your dreams?
Don’t you want your children to live in a better future?
Let go of your prejudices, open up a skylight, broaden your horizons so more people can filter through to join and contribute society. Raise your children to a better country?
Today I'm here to thank my parents who refused to allow me to give up my dreams, they taught me I can go as high as I can, with no connection to the color of my skin.
Don’t forget to reach out and help others fulfill their dreams.



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FULL NAME: Condoleezza Rice

PARENTS' NAMES: John Wesley Rice, Angelena Ray.
YEAR OF BIRTE: 14 November 1954
PLACE OF WORK: White House.
LOCATION: U.S.A.
PROFESSION: political science professor.
WHAT IS SHE FAMOUS FOR: she was the first African American woman secretary of state in the first term of President Bush Rice was National Security Advisor.


Interview


1. Where were you educated?
I attended St. Mary's Academy, a private all girls Catholic high school in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado. I was talented piano player and entered college at the age of 15 . I graduated at the age of 19 and continued to graduate studies. I received my PhD in politics by the age of 26.
2. What was the family situation in your home (financially, emotionally)?
My parents were both college professors, my father opposed institutional racism, government oppression and the Vietnam War. My father always said that even if I may not be able to buy a hamburger because of my race, I can still dream of being the President of the United States of America.
3. When did you first get involved in Politics?
As you know, I studied politics but my first real experience was when George H. W. Bush was elected, Scowcroft ( who was the National Security Advisor under Gerald Ford) returned to the White House as a National Security Advisor and asked me in 1989 to become his Soviet expert on the United States National Security Council.
4. How did you get the prestigious job of Secretary of State of the United States of America?
By law, the secretary of State is the president's chief foreign policy advisor, the national security adviser runs no department and commands no troops. But he or she, is usually the first to see the president in the morning and last at night. When the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre occurred on September 11th, 2001, I was the one who ordered to evacuate the White House. I made calls to world wide leaders making them understand that the American Government was still running. Suddenly, I was in the limelight. Maybe this is what helped me get the job.
5. What was your actual job?
I meet delegates from around the world and try to fulfill the demands of my administration. I fly to places of conflict, such as the middle east to try and help solve the issues and bring about an end to the conflict.
6. Did you have any opposition?
There were some votes against my nomination as Secretary of state, because I encouraged the Iraqi war. They claimed that there was no connection between the Muslim terrorism and the Nuclear War Heads, but I feel that it is more important to find a smoking gun rather than a mushroom cloud.
7. Are you treated differently as an African American woman?
As a child my parents tried to protect me, but like others I couldn't avoid the racism, the violence and the meanness that people treated my race. My best friend was killed in bombing at the age of eleven. I will never forget that feeling. I didn't go to demonstrations but fought by achieving my goals. I had the skills and motivation to prove I can do it. This is my fight and my parents dream.
8. Do you run into any difficulty because you are an African American woman?
I remember when blacks were turned away from restaurants and hotels. I remember the civil rights battles. In high school despite her high grades, her counselor told her she wasn't college material. I was a straight A student and excelled is SAT exam, Latin, figure skating, and a piano student. The fact that she thought I couldn't do it is setting low expectations for blacks and this is a kind of racism.
9. Do you think that due to your high position as an Afro American woman you promote both women and Afro American's in the public eye?
I surely hope so. It is fulfilling both my dream and my parents dream as well.
10. How do you perceive Israel and what do think about the Israeli- Palestinian conflict?
I feel for the Palestinians as I know how it feels to be without civil rights. I have spent time and energy trying to arrive at some solution.
11. What message would you give young American woman who want to succeed like you?
They must work hard, look away from jealous eyes and keeping hoping and dreaming to be the best.


Speech

Ladies and Gentlemen's
I'm happy to be here today as a new secretary of state.
Your vote will allow me to contribute to the whole American nation, as I'm here to you all and to achieve world peace.
I believe America should be a role model for other countries as it combines many different cultures and religions.
As in the world of nature all animals learn to live in harmony.
The fact that I am black symbolizes the place America has taken in its struggle of against racism.
From the struggle of my for-fathers one must learn that every person has rights as a human being.
Give a person a chance! Give them the opportunity to fulfill a dream and contribute to others.
The colors of a person's skin, his or her religion, gender or belief should not bar his or her promotion of success.
Do you pray for peace between people?
Don’t you want to fulfill your dreams?
Don’t you want your children to live in a better future?
Let go of your prejudices, open up a skylight, broaden your horizons so more people can filter through to join and contribute society.
Raise your children to a better country?
Today I'm here to thanks to my parents who refused to allow my to give up my dreams, they taught me I can go as high as I can, with no connection to the color of my skin.
Don’t forget to reach out and help others fulfill their dreams.


Rationale

Our class chose to write about Women of Valor. We chose to write about Condoleezza Rice because she was the first black woman that was the secretary of state in the white house. She contributed to the world by changing the thoughts of people about blacks and women who can work in important jobs. She is a role model that many people should want to follow. She implanted hope in the hearts of many black people.



Reflection:

  1. Here you must explain what you have learned about the subject (in short). We learned from Condoleezza Rice that all the people in the world can fulfill there dreams, even that there different.
  2. Then you explain what you learned from working on the project.
Has it improved your:
£ searching skills
£ external image clip_image001.gifsummarizing skills
£ external image clip_image001.gifwriting skills
£ external image clip_image001.gifvocabulary level
£ English language skills

  1. What was difficult for you in the paper? The difficult things in the project were to select the information from the internet. We are not regular to use the words that were in the article.
  2. a. Did you have enough time for the paper? Yes.
b. Did you get enough help and support from your teacher? Yes.
c. Did you understand the instructions? Yes.
d. Were the assignments clear and fair? Yes.
5. Choose one of the following:
I would have enjoyed the paper/ learned more if they were more parts of creative writing.


Bibliography

"Condoleezza Rice Biography." Rice2008.com. 2008. Web. 30 Nov 2009. http://www.rice2008.com/# .
Cooper, Helene. "Highlights From the Archives." THE NEW YORK TIMES. November 26, 2007. THE NEW YORK TIMES, Web. 26 NOV. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/condoleezza_rice/index.html
"Condoleezza Rice." NNDB. 2009. NNBD tracking the entire world, Web. 30 Nov 2009. http://www.nndb.com/people/205/000024133/
"Condoleezza Rice." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 29 Dec 2009, 23:57 UTC. 30 Dec 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Condoleezza_Rice&oldid=334814152>.
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