Eleanor Roosevelt: Fearless Diplomat

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Eleanor Roosevelt: Fearless Diplomat

“The First Lady of the World” is a fitting title for one of the greatest diplomats in history. Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong individual who changed history for the better. Who she became took years to form. She wasn’t content to stay behind her husband while he ran the country as president. Her diplomatic skills influenced the world. I believe that she was, and still is, a role model for many women following her. On October 11, 1884, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, known as Eleanor Roosevelt, entered into the world. She was the oldest child, and only girl, of Anna Hall Roosevelt and Elliott Roosevelt. Five years later, in 1889, her brother Elliott Jr. was born, then Hall in 1890. When she was eight her mother
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The First Lady’s place in the white house was, at that time, to hold teas and other social undertakings. The First Lady was seldom, if ever, concerned with the politics. Roosevelt was not content to play this role. When When World War II began she joined the Office of Civilian Defense (OCD) so that she could play a more active role in the protection of the USA’s citizens. She pressed for a bill to allow 10,000 extra immigrant children to come in from Germany. Roosevelt knew that most of these children would be Jews. She also pressed President Roosevelt to allow Japanese Americans to return to their homes from the internment camps. Even after president Roosevelt died, she continued her political career. She wrote newspaper columns, such as If You ask Me. Roosevelt also wrote multiple books, including This I Remember. She was chosen to be the USA representative in the UN. Roosevelt also became the chairwoman for the Human Rights Commission. She stepped down from her position in the UN after hearing that Dwight D. Eisenhower intended to replace her. She traveled a great deal in her late 60s. Much of her career was spent helping others through political

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