Amelia Earhart Legacy

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A pilot, brave, and a leader are three elements that Amelia Earhart is well known for. Many people know that Amelia Earhart flew across the Atlantic solo, but she did so much more. As a well known female pilot, Amelia Earhart showed Americans that they were wrong about women not being able to fly or do careers men can. She left a lasting legacy by risking her life to gain or change the worlds perspective on women’s careers.
The origin of Amelia Earhart’s call to change started during her childhood, as it formed her to be who she was in many ways. Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 when people were not flying yet (Kerby, p. 4). Therefore when she was a kid, flying was something she never imagined being able to do. As a child, she was
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Whenever the ambitious leader would have the chance to change womens’ rights she would take a racial stance. Even at her wedding, she wore a brown padded suit and boots (Pelt, p.117). Earhart, who had done this to test her husband’s judgement, had also done this because most grooms would have found this disturbing, but she wanted to change the judgement of how women should be. Most of all, her adventure from America and across the Atlantic solo had proved that gender doesn't matter for a job that has to be done. The problems of the world and the differences that she had to make were the motive for her…show more content…
President Hoover had once said ““You have demonstrated not only your dauntless courage, but also the capacity of women to match the skill of men in carry through the most difficult feats of high adventures.”” (Pelt, p.131) This quotes, that had large impact on other people, show that she did change many important peoples opinions. Many people had multiple perspectives about women's equal rights, who were mostly men, but even some women who had doubted themselves. People against the thought of women and “had believed that marriage was the ideal vocation for women. Amelia did not agree.” (Flemming, p.28) Leaders like President Hoover from the paragraph before had first had a different idea on this. Women were also scared or ashamed to try careers or jobs that men had and just thought that women were better off staying at home. These multiple perspectives were what really made a problem

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