Amelia Mary Earhart Research Paper

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Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897. She defied traditional gender roles from a young age, Earhart has been characterized as a tomboy because she dared to do things that girls at the turn of the century usually did not do. From a very young age, she had an adventurous spirit and loved playing outdoors, climbing trees and hunted rats with a rifle just to name a few. “One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren’t routine, often don’t get a fair break… It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs, which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity.” She was later sent to live with her grandparents, when her parents shifted to Des Moines. For…show more content…
Miss Earhart and Mr. Putnam both escaped injury but the plane was so badly damaged. She did however continue her flight on the Avian, and English biplane, which Lady Heath used in a flight from England to Africa. The crash was not Earhart’s fault. According to Mr. Putnam, “ Miss Earhart had made a perfect landing and was taxiing to a stop when the plane struck an unmarked ditch on the field and went into it. The plane made what is called a ground loop and nearly turned over. Miss Earhart feels that it was unfortunate that the accident should have happened, particularly as it occurred through no fault of hers.” Amelia Earhart wrote a book about the flight, which she named 20 Hrs. 40 Min. She became an associate editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. Her articles were on aviation and she became a spokesperson for women in aviation. She authored a number of best-selling books during her lifetime about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of the organization for female pilots, ‘The Ninety-Nines’. She was also the proud recipient of a number of distinguished accolades and honors for her outstanding contributions to the world of
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