How did the Red Cross start?

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The Red Cross started in 1863, inspired by a Swiss businessman, Henry Dunant. He had been appalled at the suffering of thousands of men, who were left to die due to lack of care after the Battle of Solferino. He proposed the creation of national relief societies, made up of trained volunteers to provide neutral and impartial help to relieve suffering during war.
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The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton in 1877. The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded by Henry Dunant in 1863.
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Clara barton a young women started it soon after the war was over but she was a nurse during the civil war.
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1. Contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross. Tell the organization representatives that you are interested in starting a club at your high school. Ask for information
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Because she was inspired by a book written by President Abe.
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