What were some of Amelia Earhart's greatest ideas?

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Amelia Earhart is not best known for ideas.  She is best known for her groundbreaking flying achievements.  However, to the extent that she represented ideas, her main ideas were that

  • Flying in general is safe and is the wave of the future.
  • Women should be allowed to fly and should be generally equal to men.
  • People of her generation could and should pioneer new ideas and new ways of living.

Earhart was something of a symbol of her age.  The 1920s were a time in which women were getting to have more and more independence.  It was also an era in which people were able to do more things for fun and leisure. Earhart's ideas reflect this time as she advocated for new things and for more freedom for women.

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