Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt's Journey of Change “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot”(BrainyQuote) this quote was said by Eleanor Roosevelt during her husbands term. Eleanor greatly effected the United States politically, socially and economically. Eleanor Roosevelt made change politically by fighting for women's right to vote. Socially, Eleanor made women more excepted into everyday society wether it was in the work force or being equally judged by other citizens. Economically, she made changes because she helped women get equal labor laws and opened a furniture factory that employed many people. Lastly Eleanor Roosevelt set outstanding standards for future first ladies to meet. Eleanor Roosevelt was a women who fought for women's right to vote, women acceptance into everyday society, economically she made changes that greatly effected the women's work force and finally Eleanor set new standards for future first ladies. Equal rights for women were uncommon in the era of Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor fought strongly for women's voting rights. The Treaty of Versailles was passed by the House of Representatives. This took a great amount of work on Eleanor's part she joined various organizations such as the League of Women Voters, the Women's Trade Union League and the Women's Division of the Democratic State Committee. Belonging to these various organizations that focused directly on women allowed her to gain a great knowledge all around. Eleanor held the first known press conference that only women could attend as well as only women reporters could attend. She held this conference mainly to establish herself as well as to promote the New Deal. The New Deal was to expand the role of women in public life and was also but in place to strengthen the economy do…...

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