Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

The wisdom of the time was that it was still okay for people to own slaves. It was also believed women were inferior to men and that women weren't capable of anything except taking care of the home and the children.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”-Eleanor Rosevelt

Birthdate: October 11, 1884Birthplace: New York CityEducation: Age 15, attended Allenwood Academy in LondonMarriages: Married her cousin FDR in 1905Death: November 7, 1962Deathplace: Manhattan, New YorkCause of Death: Tuberculosis

Convetional Wisdom of the Time

Eleanor Roosevelt's new ideas were extremely important for women, blacks, and the poor. After becoming the First Lady (the most successful one ever) she became a large supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, of equal rights for women, and of social reforms to uplift the poor. She was also a renowned social and political activist, journalist, educator, and diplomat. She helped fund the United Nations, the United Nations Association, and the Freedom House.

At the time Rosevelt's ides were not normal. And people at the time weren't willing to stray from tradition. This means it was very difficult to convince people to have the same beliefs.

Without Eleanor's ideas the world may be vastly different especially when regarding blacks, women, and the poor. She was a voice for them when they had none and many people looked up to her. The world started to adapt to the new ideas that Roosevelt believed in. Without here many of the rights that some people today, take for granted could be gone.

Eleanor Roosevelt was a successful and important women and in my opinion she stood for everything I would stand for. Without her contributions to society the world as we know it would be very different.

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