Eleanor Roosevelt: The First Lady Of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Roles
Louis observed Eleanor 's loneliness and her interest in being more than an onlooker. He began to discuss Franklin 's speeches and campaign strategies with her. By the end of the trip, he began to plan like a Machiavelli, Eleanor permit herself airs- had a political confederate and a good friend.
After his defeat in 1920 and the passage of voting rights act for women, she started a new career of independence and self-realization. She became active in a network of organizations, many of them run by veterans of the suffrage struggles, dedicated, knowledgeable women. The organizations included the League of Women Voter, successor to the National Women 's Suffrage Association, the Women 's Trade Union
League, housing and consumer movements, and the Women 's Division of the New York
State Democratic Party.
While Working at all these different places, she made several personal friends who were so different from those with whom she had grown up. Her readiness to work and good sense enchanted all. She was quickly recognized as a leader. Steadily she developed as a speaker, coached constantly by Louis. He edited her drafts, gave her pointers in delivery, and sat in the back of the hall preparing his critiques. She was active in Hyde Park and Dutchess County affairs. Such neighborly activities were worth doing on their …show more content…
Fear of an uncertain future, fear of not being able to meet our problems, fear of not being equipped to cope with life as we live it today." She had her antidote, and rooted in it was the basis of her democratic faith: "The fundamental vital thing which must be alive in each human consciousness is the religious teaching that we cannot live for ourselves alone and that as long as we are here on this earth we are all of us brothers, regardless of race, creed or