Eleanor Roosevelt: The Wagner-Steagall Act

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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway” (“Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes”). Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong believer in doing what you want when you want without worry of what others think. Eleanor fought for many meaningful causes that a lot of people wouldn’t even consider because of how discriminative things were. Regardless, Mrs. Roosevelt find something she felt strongly about, and go at it with all her heart, mind, body, and soul. Eleanor Roosevelt set very high standards as first lady; she supported her husband, women and African Americans, and she secured affordable housing for those didn 't have a lot of money. Eleanor Roosevelt, was born as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, on October 11th, 1884. Roosevelt’s parents didn’t share a very healthy marriage. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother died of diphtheria in 1892, when Eleanor Roosevelt was only eight years of age. Less than two years later, her father died. Eleanor and her two …show more content…
On September 1st, 2012 it had it’s 75th anniversary; today it has been standing for a little over seventy-nine years. The WSA was a piece of New Deal Legislation that reflected the government 's recognition of sufficient housing as a critical societal demand. Landlords and the real estate industry started to believe that the WSA would be more beneficial to cities than smaller commonality. Senator Robert Wagner of New York believed the exact opposite, he was the driving force behind the WSA. Wagner introduced public housing bills in three consecutive congresses; 1934, 1935, and 1936. President Roosevelt administered his full support to Wagner’s efforts and made it his priority to provide fair and acceptable housing in his second term; he signed the Wagner-Steagall Housing Act into law on September 1st, 1937. Other New Deal housing a mortgage initiatives, along with the WSA, brought a great sense of security to hundreds of thousands of

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