Eleanor Roosevelt Personality

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People are rarely placed to work in a position with no specific job description. Those who are, usually fail. However, this was not the case for Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. She grasped the opportunity to influence the world, and did so with grace and passion. The title “Wife of President Franklin Roosevelt” does not do her justice. Eleanor was more than a First Lady and she was more than a wife, in fact, she was one of the most esteemed women in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt dramatically changed the role of the First Lady forever. She was widely mocked and criticized for her active role in politics and her looks, nevertheless, Eleanor Roosevelt believed “no one can make you feel inferior without your consent”. Officially, she was the thirty fourth …show more content…
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2. Cook, Blanche Wiesen. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1933. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 1992. Pg. 67
3. Cook, Blanche Wiesen. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1933. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 1992. Pg. 79 gain confidence and lose her fears. Eleanor’s perseverance and resilient attitude was evident, since she was able to grow despite her past life experiences. During her career at Allenswood, Eleanor traveled the world, learnt to politely speak up for herself and to opine on controversial topics. This period of time in Eleanor’s life, defined what she would do for as long as she had left to
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"American Experience: TV 's Most-watched History Series." PBS. Accessed March 16, 2016. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/eleanor-biography/. investigate certain political and social matters. With the help of her husband’s political advisor, Louis Howe, Eleanor’s political education grew immensely. Louis Howe encouraged her to make speeches, kept her informed of the events concerning Franklin’s campaign and supported her concerns with improving the rights of people. In 1928 Franklin was elected governor of New York and six years later, he became the 32nd President of The United

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