First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Research Paper

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First lady Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt the U.S. president from 1933 to 1945. She was also a leader in her own right and involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her lifetime. She was born in New York City on October 11, 1884 and she died November 7,1962. She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1905.She was also the niece of Theodore Roosevelt. She grow up with a fairly wealthy family. She was one of the most outspoken women in the White House. She changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics. During her husband’s presidency, Eleanor gave press conferences and wrote a newspaper column. After President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death, she served at the United Nations,…show more content…
Her real name was Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor was known to be a shy child growing up, and experienced tremendous loss at a young age. Her mother died in 1892 from diphtheria and her father died two years later, when she was just 10 years old. She was then sent to a school in England as a teenager and that experience helped draw her out of her…show more content…
The Roosevelts lived in Hyde Park, New York, while Franklin pursued his political ambition to become a leading figure in the Democratic Party. A major outcome came in Eleanor’s life in 1921, when Franklin contracted polio ( an infectious disease that can cause paralysis). Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat and activist. She was the longest serving First Lady of the United States. Franklin Roosevelt's election to the presidency in 1932 meant, as Eleanor later wrote, "the end of any personal life of my own." She quickly became the best known and also the most criticized first lady in American history. Much more than her husband, she spoke out against racism and tried to aid the struggle of black Americans toward full citizenship. As the United States moved toward war in the late 1930s, Eleanor Roosevelt spoke out forcefully in favor of her husband’s Foreign policy. After the United States formally entered World War II (1939–45) in 1941, she made numerous trips overseas to boost the spirits of troops and to inspect Red Cross facilities.She accepted an appointment as deputy director in the Office of Civilian Defense but she stepped down in 1942 after being criticized for being a poor administrator in this
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