First Lady of the World

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticised anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, born in 1884, is known to be the wife of the 32nd President, Franklin D. Roosevelt who served from 1933 until his death in 1945. She was the niece of the former President Theodore Roosevelt. She married Franklin in 1905 and they had six children. Eleanor Roosevelt’s strong-willed character challenged …

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World War II – Shaking the old prejudices about gender roles

The Impact of World War II on the Role of Women

The Second World War required new roles for women with the aim of freeing men in the country to go out to fight for democracy. In the first six months after Pearl Harbour, 750,000 women applied for jobs in defence plants, but only 80,000 were hired. Why was …

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