Franklin D. Eleanor Roosevelt's Impact On Women

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"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do" (Freedman). Throughout her lifetime, Eleanor Roosevelt sparked confidence in women around the world by fearlessly tackling problems that women faced. Roosevelt is known to be one of the most admirable women of America. She has greatly impacted the way of women and how they are portrayed in our world today. Roosevelt was born October 11, 1884, into an affluent and politically prominent family (Michals). Being born into a politically involved family allowed her to grow up with the familiarity of the political world and has allowed women to have a more pronounced voice in political …show more content…

was on a downhill slide in the 1930’s. Herbert Hoover was failing to keep the United States above water and the Great Depression had only just begun. On October 29, 1929, on Black Tuesday, the Stock Market crashed and sent investors into despair. The atmosphere in the United States started to decline rapidly, until 1933, when things started to look more promising. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor’s husband, was inaugurated into office in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression. By the time FDR was even inaugurated president, banking systems had collapsed, and 25% of workers were unemployed, and prices and productivity had fallen rapidly (Franklin D Roosevelt Library & Museum). FDR was elected president amidst the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. In Roosevelt 's first speech as president, he stated, "This great nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and prosper…The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”( Staff, “Franklin D. Roosevelt”). Roosevelt’s New Deal programs were based on various, not always consistent, theories on the causes of the Great Depression (Franklin D Roosevelt Library & Museum). FDR set up a vast set of acts to help the United States through these hardships. In FDR 's accepting speech he pledged " a New Deal for the American people" saying that he would improve America once again and return to normalcy (Franklin D

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