The Positive Impact Of 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 decisions. Roosevelt not only impacted the way of women politically, but she also had a positive impact on women economically. Becoming the First Lady in the White House enabled Roosevelt to have even more of an impact on political decisions that were made. She was a leader in her own right and was involved in numerous decisions that were made to the U.S. economy (History.com Staff, “Eleanor Roosevelt”). In addition, Eleanor influenced women in the social aspect as well. She played an active role in conflicting social issues and encouraged people to fight for what they believed in. Women 's role in everyday life quickly changed, as Eleanor started to stand out as a role model not only for women, but men as well. Not only was she a role
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