Eleanor Roosevelt And The Roosevelt Essay

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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway” (“Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes”). Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong believer in doing what you want when you want without worry of what others think. Eleanor fought for many meaningful causes that a lot of people wouldn’t even consider because of how discriminative things were. Regardless, Mrs. Roosevelt find something she felt strongly about, and go at it with all her heart, mind, body, and soul. Eleanor Roosevelt set very high standards as first lady; she supported her husband, women and African Americans, and she secured affordable housing for those didn 't have a lot of money. Eleanor Roosevelt, was born as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, on October 11th, 1884. Roosevelt’s parents didn’t share a very healthy marriage. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother died of diphtheria in 1892, when Eleanor Roosevelt was only eight years of age. Less than two years later, her father died. Eleanor and her two younger brothers, Elliot and Gracie, moved to their grandmothers, Mary Ludlow Hall, in Manhattan and Tivoli, New York. Roosevelt was taught by private tutors until she turned fifteen, then she went to Allenswood Academy a school for girls, in England. Roosevelt’s education ended when she turned eighteen and moved back to New York and made her first social appearance at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. She then became very involved with social reform work. She volunteered as a teacher for distressed immigrant…

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