Margaret Sanger And Eleanor Roosevelt

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I. Introduction. There are many remarkable personalities in our history, which made revolutionary changes in women’s lives. Two of them were Margaret Sanger and Eleanor Roosevelt. They contributed immensely to change the women’s fates and lives and to position them equally with men. Margaret Sanger was born in 1879, in Corning, New York; she was sixth of eleven children of Michel Higgins, an Irish Catholic stonecutter, and religious Anne Purcell Higgins. Her mother went through eighteen pregnancies and died at the age of forty-eight. She studied nursing in White Plains and worked as nurse in one of the poorest neighborhood of New York. In 1902 Margaret Sanger married architect and radical William Sanger. She didn’t finish her studying. Margaret gave birth to three children. In 1912 Sanger’s family moved to Manhattan. All her life Margaret Sanger was a courageous, dedicated and persistent American birth control activist, advocate of eugenics, and the founder of the American Birth Control League. She was first woman opening the way to universal access to birth control. Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, in New York in a wealthy and socially prominent family. Eleanor’s parents died when she was very young. She was shy and unhappy child. Eleanor went to school in England. She married Franklin D. Roosevelt and became his helpmate in his political career, but also she developed her own political career. The daughter of wealthy parents and the niece of President
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