Eleanor Roosevelt

changing civil rights

By: Leslie Kwok

Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Eleanor Roosevelt was born on New York City on October 11, 1884.
  • She lost her parents and one of her brother at a young age.
  • She was the niece of Theodore Roosevelt who was a president.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt married her fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt on March 17, 1905.
  • She was not just a president's wife, but also a big figure in women's rights.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt died on her bed on November 7, 1062.

Problems Eleanor Roosevelt faced

When Eleanor Roosevelt was born, she was not wanted by her mother, and was called the "ugly duckling". Eleanor Roosevelt had a hard life, when she was little, and parents and one of her brother died, and left her to live with her grandmother, and when she grew up, she had realized that women did not have the same rights as men.

Eleanor Roosevelt overcame the problems

Eleanor Roosevelt had done a lot of things for human, and about human's right. She had wrote a newspaper column "My Day", spoke on radio to tell people about the human right, and worked hard to convince people to put in that gender does not matter in the universal declaration of independence. And Eleanor Roosevelt had also joined multiple organizations and put great effort into changing how women were represented in society. Eleanor Roosevelt had not just helped other people, she had also helped her husband the financial and racial inequalities in the US and helped him develop laws to stop racial and gender inequality.

Problems still exists today

  • Black people doesn't have all the rights that white people have.
  • Wealthy people took most of the rights that poor people had, like properties and money.
  • Men had more rights than women, that shows that men can get more money that women when they have the same job.
  • A bill was proposed which would mean that men and women with the same job would have equal pay, yet not a single republican voted in favor for the bill.

Problem's solution

There is racial and gender inequality, people can get someone to talk on TV, radio, and in article about them, and people should make a low saying that men and women should have equal pay at work, also wealthy people always have more rights than poor people, and people who was poor does not have enough money to live their life, so people need to make more workplaces so unemployed poor can have jobs.


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