By: Mackenzie Muench
Why was Eleanor Roosevelt Famous?
Eleanor achieved many goals and did many miraculous things in her life she had strive to make a difference in the world, and she did. One of goals that Eleanor was hoping to achieve since she was little was she has always dreamed of expressing her point of view to the world. When she grew older she was beginning to understand the Great Depression and was wanting to do something about it.
When Franklin Roosevelt was president. Eleanor was sent to to poor countries and villages around the world. She was no known as the First Lady. People grew to love Eleanor's advice and determination and began writing articles and books about Eleanor. In 1842, Eleanor agreed to join the NAACP. This program was for people who cared about Integration. After, this Eleanor passed away, and was long remembered through peoples books, documentaries, and News Articles.
"Eleanor Quiet No More"
Eleanor Roosevelt was born October 11th 1884, in New York City. Growing up Eleanor lived a privileged but dishonored life. Her Mother was very strict and thought she was ugly and never appreciated how Eleanor acted. Eleanor never felt like she was good enough. When Eleanor grew older at fifteen, both her parents passed away. She started school in England. When Eleanor was eighteen she came back home. She worked with other wealthy women who thought it unfair that they lived . She met the, "man of her dreams" as she calls him, Franklin Roosevelt. As their marriage grew older, Franklin’s mother mistreated their relationship. She told the couple what to do, what to wear, and how and where to live. Eleanor grew very unhappy. Eleanor then packed up the family and moved to Albany for Franklin’s politician work. Eleanor was very supportive in her husband’s work and grew very interested. Two years later, Franklin got another job in Washington D.C. Again, Eleanor packed up the family and moved once more. Another two years past, and Franklin came down with the disease of Polio. Eleanor devoted her time to take care of him. Eleanor was now teaching at an all girls school as a history teacher. After Franklin was cured, he began to run for president. Eleanor campaigned and advertized for him. During the Great Depression, Eleanor went around the country looking for poor people in need, and was determined to stop what was happening.She was starting to speak out against segregation as well. In 1941, Franklin sent Eleanor to go treat and check up on the army and the devastation that they faced. Later on, Franklin’s half gradually weakened and died at the end of his thirteenth year of presidency. Eleanor was then appointed the United Nations and headed a committee of people from different countries. Eleanor Roosevelt died at the age of seventy eight November 7th, 1962. After this, Eleanor was remembered in books, movies and documentaries and will never be forgotten.
Eleanor Roosevelt Childhood
Eleanor was born on October 11, 1884 in New York City. Her parents had good jobs, and were wealthy throughout their life. Her mothers name was Anna Hall and her fathers name was Elliot Roosevelt. The personalities between the two of them were very different. Eleanor's father was very giving, and never angry or mad at Eleanor. He always took her on walks and played with her to keep her company. On the other hand, her mother was very strict and never thought that Eleanor was good enough. Her mother even called her granny in front of people. In 1894 Eleanor's parents finally passed away before she was ten. Eleanor's grandmother took care of her and her brother in every way she could. But, she never took the place of the way her father treated her. Her grandmother hired a governess who taught Eleanor how to cook and darn socks and towels. A dancing teacher taught her how to waltz. The French teacher made her memorize parts of the Bible in French. When Eleanor was fifteen, she went to school in England. Eleanor did not go to college. A couple years past and when Eleanor was eighteen, she came back home. She worked with other women who thought it was unfair that they lived so well while some Americans had so little. Eleanors childhood has soon come to an end and began to get into politics and started to learn more about the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt was born in the United States in New York City in 1884
Eleanor Roosevelt’s letter to Mr.White
One of Eleanor Roosevelt's primary sources was her letter to Mr. White, who was the NAACP Executive Secretary. This letter simply states the reason why Eleanor was so interested in peoples point of view. Hundreds of African-American men were lynched in the South in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But, by the 1930s, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was trying to protest for a federal anti-lynching law. They hoped to earn the trust and gain the support of the President and First Lady. In the letter to NAACP (specifically Mr.White), Eleanor involves a conversation she had with the President about the letter. This letter relates to Eleanor because it shows what kind of personality she has. It states the limits and risks Eleanor wants to take to make the country a better place. She will do anything she can to help her community. This letter came from the White Houses Personal and Confidential letters. This letter was written in March 19, 1936. I can infer that when Eleanor Roosevelt was writing this letter she was thinking about fitting everyone's needs and overall, accomplishing the goals that the White House and the country has made throughout the years of her life.
Eleanor Roosevelt Goals and Achievements
Eleanor has had many successes in her life. Never will she regret making that goals and changes that she has made. She made a huge impact in her life, family, and the world. One most commonly mentioned achievement that Eleanor Roosevelt has made, was when she took up the responsibility to be the First Lady and fight for her people and their lives. Another achievement that was mentioned a lot was joining the NAACP which is a society for revolting people who want to stop segregation. Eleanor has also set many goals for herself that she has strongly refined. Most of the goals that she has made were goals that she carried on in her mature life. They started out when she was a girl and she refined them when she was an adult. The turning point for Eleanor, was when her parents died in disgrace. Then as a girl she began thinking about other people and their lives how they lived and where they lived. When she was about eighteen she started working for charities because she believed that she could make a difference in the world. To summarize, all of the goals and achievements are big impacts and have carried on to our history today.
Four Additional facts about EleanorRoosevelt
President Harry Truman once called her the "First Lady of the World".
While First Lady she wrote a newspaper column called "My Day" where she told about the daily life in the White House.
Eleanor often carried a handgun with her for protection.
While touring the south to lecture against segregation, the FBI told her that the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) had put out a $25,000 reward for her assassination.
Quotes form Eleanor Roosevelt
Quote-"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."-Eleanor Roosevelt
Quote-"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people"-Eleanor Roosevelt
Quote-"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot"-Eleanor Roosevelt
Quote-"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water"-Eleanor Roosevelt