Overcoming Adversity In Eleanor Roosevelt's Life

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Eleanor Roosevelt unfortunately had to face adversity with the death of both of her parents as a minor. This taught her how to accept the disappointments in life- and also showed her how to overcome adversities. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others. A significant emotional event happened in her life when her grandmother decided to send her to boarding school in England. There the school’s headmistress, Mademoiselle Souvestre was her mentor. Eleanor Roosevelt is now beginning her quest to become a remarkable woman. Her first work was with poor children in the Rivington Street Settlement House on New York Lower East Side as a young woman.
She married Franklin Roosevelt in 1905. She gave birth to six children. She was not a wife who shared her husband's interests in golf and tennis. As fate would have it, her husband’s appointment to a powerful position required them to move to Washington, D.C. In 1917 during War I, she was an active combatant working 15 to 16 hours a day. As Eleanor Roosevelt’s husband's political career started to grow, she
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She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, First Lady, world traveler, politician, statesperson and world crusader for justice and good will. She was not admired for her beauty and her feminine traits at all. In fact, she was plain, awkward and extremely shy as a child. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others. She was responsible for drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She died November 7, 1962, at the age of 78 years old. She was a hero and a champion of human
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