Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Accomplishments

-Expanded the role of women in society

-Urged the administration to appoint women to influential positions in New Deal programs

-Heavily influenced her husband to stay on track with what the country should be focusing on

-Active in the American Red Cross, volunteered in Navy hospitals, and took on a more public political role

-Leader in her own right and involved in numerous humanitarian causes

Life

-Had six children, five who lived to adulthood

-Husband cheated on her with her secretary but they remained married

-Died at 78 from aplastic anemia, tuberculosis and heart failure

-Was the cousin once removed from her husband

-Born on October 11, 1884, in New York City

-Was an awkward and serious child

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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

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

Legacies

-Democratic National Committee

-Helped the black community and their freedom