Eleanor Roosevelt's Impact On Modern Society

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Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" ("Eleanor Roosevelt"). Eleanor Roosevelt believed the beauty of her dreams, followed through with them and became an outstanding First Lady who fought to change women's and civil rights. Eleanor Roosevelt has positively changed modern society by changing the role of the First Lady and by fighting for political and social change for women's and civil right. Eleanor Roosevelt has significantly benefited modern society by changing the role of being a first lady. As first lady, Eleanor used her job as tool a for change (Marsico 64). Before Eleanor Roosevelt the job First Lady was irrelevant to society. She took interest in the role of first lady by …show more content…

After Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn into office, Eleanor used her job to change the rights for African Americans and women. While her husband was in office Eleanor's plans as First Lady shifted, "Upon moving to the White House in 1933, Eleanor Roosevelt informed the nation that they should not expect their new first lady to be a symbol of elegance, but rather "plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt." Despite this disclaimer, she showed herself to be an extraordinary First Lady" ("Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt"). Society expected Eleanor Roosevelt to be ordinary and plain, just the president's wife nothing more. She changed their views around, rather quickly, with her extraordinary judgement and ways to balance the unequal nation. Eleanor Roosevelt helped the members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) by

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