Former First lady, Former Politician, and Inspirer
On October 11,1884 Eleanor Roosevelt was born into a troubled family that lived in New York City. When she was eight years old, her mother died and her father had been put into a sanitarium due to alcohol related issues. She and her two older brothers were sent to live with their grandmother in New York. Her grandmother didn't allow them to have contact with anyone but her other family members. Later after Roosevelt finished schooling her cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, began dating her. In the March of 1905 they got married. Franklin's mother didn't understand Roosevelt's struggle to control her shyness. Together Franklin and Eleanor had six children, one of which who died as an infant.
Choices and Results~
In her words~
"Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression"
Words for her~
"I'm not comparing myself to Bobby Kennedy by any stretch, but he was opposed by the liberal establishment, too. Eleanor Roosevelt was the biggest opponent to him running."
~Harold Ford, Jr.
"I learned the power of radio watching Eleanor Roosevelt do her show. I used to go up to Hyde Park and hold her papers. i was just a messenger, but it planted the bug of radio in me."
"Until Eleanor Roosevelt, there was only one or two First Ladies in all of American history who made an impact, who people could even have recognized or identified. And it's really only been since Jackie Kennedy that there's been this idea that the family life of the president is such a central thing."
Annotated Bibliography ~
I choose this source because it was a video that provided great info about what she did.
. Ed. Anne Commire. Detroit: Gale, 1994. . Web. 8 May 2016.
I choose this source because it had a lot of great information about her life.
. Ed. Cynthia Rose. Vol. 5: 1940-1949. Detroit: Gale, 2004.. Web. 8 May 2016.
I choose this photo because it showed her Declaration. Not only that, it shows her looking back at her accomplishment
. Detroit: Gale, 2010. . Web. 8 May 2016.