Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt

SS3H2 The student will discuss the lives of Americans who expanded people’s rights and freedoms in a democracy.a. Paul Revere (independence), Frederick Douglass (civil rights), Susan B. Anthony (women’s rights), Mary McLeod Bethune (education), Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal and World War II), Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations and human rights), Thurgood Marshall (civil rights), Lyndon B. Johnson (Great Society and voting rights), and Csar Chvez (workers’ rights).b. Explain social barriers, restrictions, and obstacles that these historical figures had to overcome and describe how they overcame them.

Who was Eleanor Roosevelt and why do we study her?Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She was an author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal. Eleanor helped campaign for her husband during the election. She spoke for him and was his in public during that time because FDR was in a wheelchair. Eleanor Roosevelt was a leader of civil rights as well as women's rights.

-FDR was a distance cousin of hers.-Franklin called her Babs. -Her mother called her "Granny" because she was so serious and old-fashioned.-The only thing she knew how to cook was scrambled eggs.-She wrote a syndicated newspaper column called "My Day" from 1935 to 1962.

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Eleanor Roosevelt

October 11, 1884- November 7, 1932


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