Eleanor Roosevelt, The United States Essay

1479 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
First lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, soulmate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. president form the, soulmate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. president form the ear of 1933 to 1945, was a leader in her own right and involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. Eleanor was born into a wealthy New York family. She married Franklin Roosevelt, her fifth cousin once removed, in 1905. By the 1920’s, Roosevelt, who raised her five kids, was involved in Democratic Party politics and multiple social reform organizations. In the White House, she was one of the most active first ladies in history and worked for political, racial and social justice. After President Roosevelt’s deaths Eleanor was a delegate to the United Nations and continued to serve as an advocate for a wide range of human right issues. She remained active in Democratic causes and was a prolific writer until the age of 78. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, in New York City. Her father, Elliott Roosevelt was the younger brother of Theodore Roosevelt, and her mother, Anna Hall, was from a wealthy New York family. Roosevelt’s father was an alcoholic and her parents’ marriage was troubled. After her mother died of diphtheria in 1892, Roosevelt Jr. and Grace Hall Roosevelt, lived with their grandmother, Mary Ludlow Hall, in Manhattan and Tivoli, New York. Roosevelt, an awkward, serious child, was educated by private tutors until the age of 15, when she was sent to Allenswood Academy, a…

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