The Legacy Of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Franklin D. Roosevelt has gone down in history as one of the greatest presidents to serve our country. He was president from 1933 to 1945, the longest any president has ever served. With the establishment of the new deal, he was able to not only bring the American economy out of the depression but also the people themselves. But it is his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, was a leader herself. She did not stand in the foreground of her husband’s presidency; she actively fought for her beliefs and became one of the greatest first wives in history.

Eleanor was unlike any first lady in history. She wasn’t a woman hiding behind her husband she was such a strong pioneer for women and civil rights. This article caught my attention because of the great details, it told a great brief history of her life. With learning more of her history, you begin to understand how she became the powerful woman we read about today.

Within the reading of, “Women and the New Deal” (683), I was very interested in know more about Eleanor. Within the text, it does state her actions with her fight for women and civil rights. Its gives a very basic rundown of certain accomplishments she had achieved. Yet, the article gives us so much more detail of her life and just how vast her endeavors were. How she changed women’s rights and pushed for the disadvantaged.

The first interesting fact that I read was how important women’s rights were to Eleanor. Eleanor would push boundaries, and her husband,
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