Eleanor Roosevelt

Chase McCullough

Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.

Timeline

1884-Eleanor Roosevelt is born in New York City

1892-Her mother dies and she is sent to live with her grandmother

1899-She goes to Allenswood in England

1901-President Mckinley was assassinated

1905-Eleanor comes back to U.S. and marries Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

1912-Attends convention and Joins Red Cross

1914-WWI begins

1917-U.S. enters WWI

1918-WWI ends

1919-She volunteers at St. Elizabeth's Hospital

1920-Women are granted the right to vote; Eleanor joins the League of Women Voters

1928-The President declares that the U.S. is closer than ever before to ending poverty

1929- The stock market crashes causing the Great Depression. Eleanor starts food lines to help those without jobs

1935-Eleanor begins writing "My Day"

1941-WWII starts

1945-WWII ends

1946-Mrs. Roosevelt begins working with the United Nations and helps write the Declaration of Universal Rights

1962-Eleanor Roosevelt dies of T.B.

Quotes

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."


"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."


"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Why she should be inducted into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame

I feel like she should be inducted into the hall of fame because of her human rights achievements. She looked to the future and was committed to social reform. One of those programs helped working women receive better wages.
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