Eleanor Roosevelt

By: Camila Garcia-Molina Set 6

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884.

She was the wife of President Franklin Roosevelt who was in office from March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945.

Before becoming First Lady of the United States, she was the First Lady of New York.

Eleanor's uncle was Theodore Roosevelt, who became president right after the assassination of William McKinley. Franklin was her father's Godson and once they had a friendship it flourished into a relationship and he eventually proposed.

When she was First Lady of New York, she became a public figure by writing articles for magazines and taking part of radio talk shows

Eleanor becomes a member of the Women's Trade Union League and also joins the Women's Division of the Democratic State Committee in 1922.

In 1925 she founded a furniture factory and later purchased Todhunter School, a girls seminary in New York, where Eleanor will teach history and government.

In 1928 FDR becomes governor of New York and The Democratic National Committee appoints Eleanor director of Bureau of Women's Activities.

In 1932, FDR becomes president and in 1933 Eleanor becomes the first wife of a president to hold all-female press conferences; She assists with the Arthurdale homestead project for coal miners in West Virginia.

Later Eleanor assists with the formation of the National Youth Administration and also goes against segregation laws and sits with African Americans in a conference and invites African American singer, Marian Anderson to sing at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday.

During war, Eleanor tours the South Pacific to boost the soldiers' morale.

In 1946 she is elected as the leader of the United States Human Rights Commission.


"As life developed, I faced each problem as it came along. As my activities and work broadened and reached out, I never tried to shirk. I tried never to evade an issue. When I found I had something to do—I just did it." - Eleanor Roosevelt

“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude” - Eleanor Roosevelt