Eva Perón (1919-1952)

- her legacy -

Summary

Born in Los Toldos, Argentina on May 7, 1919. Eva grew up poor, with big dreams of becoming a famous actress, she would often create plays along with her sister Erminda. Juan Duarte, Eva's father, died in a car accident in 1926. As if her financial problems weren't enough, his death made everything even more difficult. Older siblings of Eva, such as Elisa and Juan, obtained a job, to try and help the family. Later, they moved, ( Juana, Blanca, Erminda, & Juan) to Junin, a city in the province of Buenos Aires.


Eva was the first lady, she married Juan Peron, president of Argentina. With this important and influential role, she used it as much as she could, to make a difference for the benefit of the poor, or the ones in need. She took over as the leader of the health and labor ministries of the government. Exceptional speaker and obtained the support of millions of people, loved by many, especially the ones she helped. Later, she thought about running for Vice President, but soon after, the army opposed that decision. In the end, she turned that thought of running for Vice President down, possibly due to her health. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer.


Her last public appearance was accompanied by her husband, in 1952, which happened to be Juan's 2nd inauguration. Weeks later, she passed away to her disease. Died of cancer, on July 26, 1952, in Buenos Aires. The funeral she was given was worthy of such an inspiring human being, funeral for a head of state. This funeral showed how much support she received from the people that knew she deserved more than the help she gave out to the ones that needed it. Even after death, her story is told all over the world, the countless text has her name written on it, plays, books, articles, movies, etc. Without a doubt, she made a big difference in the world, grew up poor, and despite that disadvantage, she made it to politics in a poor country and helped out the ones in need.

http://www.britannica.com/biography/Eva-Peron

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First Lady

Eva was the first lady, she married Juan Peron, president of Argentina. With this important and influential role, she used it as much as she could, to make a difference for the benefit of the poor, or the ones in need. She took over as the leader of the health and labor ministries of the government. Exceptional speaker and obtained the support of millions of people, loved by many, especially the ones she helped. Later, she thought about running for Vice President, but soon after, the army opposed that decision. In the end, she turned that thought of running for Vice President down, possibly due to her health. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
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Last Years

Her last public appearance was accompanied by her husband, in 1952, which happened to be Juan's 2nd inauguration. Weeks later, she passed away to her disease. Died of cancer, on July 26, 1952, in Buenos Aires. The funeral she was given was worthy of such an inspiring human being, funeral for a head of state. This funeral showed how much support she received from the people that knew she deserved more than the help she gave out to the ones that needed it. Even after death, her story is told all over the world, the countless text has her name written on it, plays, books, articles, movies, etc. Without a doubt, she made a big difference in the world, grew up poor, and despite that disadvantage, she made it to politics in a poor country and helped out the ones in need.

http://www.britannica.com/biography/Eva-Peron

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Leadership

Leadership greatly affected my topic. Eva was all about her strong will to lead, and without that, there would not be a good outcome or strong results. Without a doubt, she made a great leader. Eva had the good speaking skills that all leaders must possess to get their message through. Eva was the leader of the health and labor ministries of her husband's government. All her leadership, gained women the right to vote, which is a really big accomplishment, that should have happened earlier, but nobody was able to get the job done as good as how Eva got it done. ¨Eva opened offices in the Ministry of Labor and sat at a desk, greeting working-class people in need of help. She used her position to get help for those who came in with urgent requests. If a mother could not find adequate medical care for her child, Eva saw to it that the child was taken care of. If a family lived in squalor, she arranged for better living quarters.¨ as said by Patricia Daniels, this shows how much of a great leader she was, never missed the chance to help the ones who needed it & asked for it.

http://www.biography.com/people/eva-per%C3%B3n-9437976#synopsis

Environment

The environment Eva was in was good for the most part. Loved by millions, she had supporters everywhere. This was a good environment for someone who is helping out the poor and getting the woman the right to vote, an environment that she deserved. Many people came out to support her when she gave speeches, screaming with enthusiasm, everybody loved her. Now, getting to the bad environment she was in, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. This meant that in they years where she helped Argentina's politics, she was in great pain, but despite this disease, she still fought for justice and for the poor, when she could've been and should've been resting at home

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0507.html

Human Rights

During that period of time, women were struggling to get the right to vote. They were not considered citizens, under the eyes of the law until Eva got involved in politics and fought for what was right. Here, a quote of Eva, which I totally agree with,“ Argentine women have superseded the period of civil tutorials. Women must affirm their action. Women must vote. A woman is the moral foundation of her home and she must occupy a place in the complex social framework of her people. The new necessity of organizing more extensive and reformatted groups demands it. The transformation of the concept of what it means to be a woman demands it because women have made more and more sacrifices in order to meet their obligations without asking for an even minimum of rights.” I believe that this quote completely tells the truth. Most women in Argentina did all kinds of difficult work, and despite this, they were paid little or nothing at all. Under the law, they weren't citizens, therefore, they should not be treated as on. Under society, they were just property, but as soon as Eva Peron stepped in the politics, all that changed with her hard work, and all the sweat she put in to get justice for all the women treated like nothing in households, streets, businesses, etc.

work cited (opvl)

"Eva Peron." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 24 Sept. 2015.

http://www.biography.com/people/eva-per%C3%B3n-9437976#first-lady-of-argentina

- This article was very useful because most of the information was important so that whoever reads this, gains a good amount of knowledge. The article itself is not that long, it's organized in time periods. All the text was useful to learn about Eva's childhood, and her terminating disease, that ended her legacy.



"Eva Peron | Biography - Argentine Political Figure and Actress." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 24 Sept. 2015. http://www.britannica.com/biography/Eva-Peron

-This website was really good at first, but after I visited it multiple times, it would only show me a portion of the whole article. But I had enough time to get the important stuff. Very accurate with dates, that helped me organize this smore, so that it would help better your understanding, which is the point of this smore, after reading this to leave you with a good amount of information of who is Eva Peron and what she accomplished.


"Evita and Women's Participation in Politics." Evita and Women's Participation in Politics. Web. 24 Sept. 2015.

http://www.evitaperon.org/evita_peron_instituto.htm

Out of all the websites and or articles I visited, this was my favorite because it covered almost everything, if not everything there was to know about Eva Peron. It focuses a lot in Eva and all her roles in Argentina's politics and shows her achievements, and all the action she was part of. It's a lot of writing, but every bit is crucial to better understanding what a great person she was to the ones in need.

Photo Credits to:

1- Caras y Caretas 2236

2- Iberia Airlines

3- "La razón de mi vida", Eva Perón, 10ma. edición, Año 1951, Página 268

4- Francisco Bolsico

5- Banfield