Eleanor Roosevelt

By Ellen Aughenbaugh

The woman who refused to be quiet


"You must do the things you think you cannot do." Said the strong woman called Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt was important to the world, not only America. We know that Eleanor was the First Lady of America, but she was more like the First Lady of the world. If America was a dove, Eleanor would be the gentleness and hope in its heart.

Some Intristing Information

A Sad Beginnig

When Eleanor was young her dad loved her. On the other hand, her mother thought she was ugly, and too serious, but before Eleanor could prove herself to her mother, her parents died. Before she was 10, right after her parents died, she went to live in a big, sad, and dark house, with her grandma, 2 aunts, and 2 uncles. Her grandma did everything except hug and kiss her.

Inspirational School

Marie Souvesture, Eleanor's school teacher, told Eleanor to stick up for what she believed in. Marie inspired Eleanor to become the role model she is. The picture of the school in England Eleanor went to is on the right.

Meeting Franklin

Eleanor later met Franklin D. Roosevelt. They got married and after Franklin was President of the United States.and Eleanor was First Lady. After Franklin died, Eleanor was appointed to the United Nations.
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Eleanor Visiting Troops

During war time Eleanor went thousands of miles to visit troops. She walked miles in hospitals asking the hurt soldiers, too hurt to ever go home, if they needed anything, or if she could take a message to their homes. She demanded that the shell shocked soldiers got the best of care.

You Must Do The Things You Think You Cannot Do

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”