Clarissa Harlowe Barton once said “Everybody’s business is nobody’s business and nobody’s

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Clarissa Harlowe Barton once said, “Everybody’s business is nobody’s business, and nobody’s business is my business”. Clara Barton is the founder and first president of the American Red Cross. Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821, North Oxford, Massachusetts,U.S. When Clara was 10 years old she helped nurse her brother, who fell from the rafters during a barn raising. Her parents tried to help cure her timidity by enrolling her to Colonel Stones High School, but their strategy turned out to be a catastrophe. Barton became more modest and desolate and would not eat at all. So to solve that problem she was brought back home to retrieve her form. To assist Barton to vanquish her shyness, her parents convinced her to become a schoolteacher. This profession interested Barton greatly and helped influence her; she ended up supervising an fruitful redistricting campaign that allowed the children of workers to receive an education. Successful projects such as this gave Barton the confidence needed when she demanded equal pay for teaching. In 1852, she was contracted to open a free school in Bordentown, which was the first ever free school in New Jersey. She was successful, and after a year she had hired another woman to help teach over 600 people. Both women were making $250 a year. This accomplishment compelled the town to raise nearly $4,000 for a new school building. Once completed, though, Barton was replaced as principal by a man elected by the school board. They saw the position as head of a large institution to be unfitting for a woman. She was dethrone to “female assistant”” and worked in a harsh environment until she had a nervous breakdown along with other health ailments