How Did Amelia Earhart Impact Society

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Amelia Earhart entered the Cleveland Women’s Air Derby. As she flew over the crowd below all they heard was the steady beat of the motor above them. A gasp escaped their mouths, and their necks snapped toward the sky. A yellow plane brushes the clouds before abruptly swooping down, then speeding towards the crowd that was still stuck in awe as the plane pulled up at the last second. Amelia Earhart was a strong, independant women who made an impact on todays society by being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. I choose to write about Earhart because she was an explorer who opened a lot of doors for women. She inspires me to stand up for what I believe in and fight for what is right. My goal today is to demonstrate the various ways Amelia Earhart impacted society, and how she inspired thousands to follow their dreams.(Amelia) “When 10-year-old Amelia Mary Earhart saw her first plane at the state fair, she was not impressed” (Amelia). Who would have thought that she would become one of the most successful pilots in history? Earhart’s passion started developing in 1920 when “pilot Frank Hawks gave her a ride that would forever change her life” …show more content…

By defying the rules of femininity she proved that getting down in the dirt and taking risks is not just for men. By being to first person to fly the Pacific proved that women can aspire and succeed. She also flew solo across the Atlantic and showed the world she was not a fluke.(Foner) She inspires girls everywhere to follow their dreams, however unrealistic they may be, because her dreams were not acceptable in her time yet she made them come true. Without Earhart would we still have some of our newer influences, or would they still be dreaming about what they could do. “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be seen as but a challenge to others.”-Amelia Earhart.

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