What would you like to do?
Eleanor Roosevelt was a kind and courageous first lady. She was the first wife of a president to have a political career of her own. She was very important in the fight for hu…man rights. She later worked in the assembly for the United Nations. Fraklin d. Roosevelts wife first lady. She was born in New York City on October 11,1884, daughter of lovely Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, Younger brother of Theodore. When her mother died in 1892, the children went to line with Grandmother Hall; her adored father died only two years later.
fights for the under dogs and never gives up she was the ladies president She worked to help women get to vote and when the suffrage passed (in 1920) she was named the …US. Delegate to the United Nations, she worked hard for peace.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a legendary women that left an epic and essential impact on history concerning women and civil rights and much more.
She was an important advisor on foreign policy.
Until Mrs. Roosevelt, every First Lady had just been a hostess, or the president's wife, more concerned with children and domestic work. Not Eleanor! She got out of the hous…e and got things done! While her husband was working in Washington D.C., Eleanor worked as his "front man", visiting factories and spending time with the people. She would go up to people and ask them what was wrong, and what did they need. She spoke to labor groups, and encourage unionization; she was an outspoken proponent of civil rights for African-Americans--so much so that FDR had to work hard to placate Southerners, whom he needed to pass the New Deal. She wrote a syndicated column, "My Day", which was highly unusual for the times. She also met regularly with female journalists, and actually had 348 press conferences; men were not admitted to these meetings, which was meant as a swipe at male reporters who discriminated against women. She also wrote columns in women's magazines on all kinds of subjects ranging from urban poverty to caring for babies. When World War II came along, she visited soldiers at the front and in war factories and listened to people. This same listening and caring about people was what marked her reign as First Lady. People recognized her as being someone who represented America, an America that cared about other people. There is a famous cartoon at the time which shows an immigrant family on a ship sailing into New York Harbor. The mother is pointing to the Statue of Liberty and looking at her young daughter. The little girl says, "Of course I know who that is. It's Mrs. Roosevelt!" That says it all! got this from this link --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100502180725AAnuDgs
Eleanor Roosevelt was the first woman in the US. ,1933-45 she was born in New York, October 11,1884she died in November 7,1962 because she had Bone Marrow Cancer.
He is a brilliant man who had tough times in his life but learned that life moves forward into the better future.
Eleanor made it a purpose to be known. She did not stand by the presidents side she worked beside the president.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the champion of the blacks and women. She pushed to have working rights for the blacks and the women to be able to work in the war armament manufacturing… companies and other jobs to keep the people working, such as driving buses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. She helped them to secure jobs in the Detroit factories building planes. Many people do not realize she had to influence FDR and the Washington DC. political machine to get on the stick and let the blacks work in the military and in war jobs. She had to help the black women get jobs working in the war armament places and other businesses. Many black women had lost their positions as paid home workers. She helped them on an individual basis and mass basis. She also was a big promoter of Red Cross, The War Bonds, and the women on the home front. She influenced the government to take as many women as possible to work in the armed forces in positions traditionally done by men only. She was a very formidable woman who was very forward thinking and acting.
She was a Chairman of the United Nations and commision on human rights.
She is from New york city and she mostly lived with her grandmother. At the age of ten she was officially an orphan at the age of ten
Eleanor Roosevelt was the first lady and humaniartian. She changed soo many things that today we take for granted. For more information read her autobiography.
In First Ladies
The role of the First Lady has been in a state of change for decades, although it could be said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. In fairness, there ha…s been some very real change: in the 1800s and even into the early 1900s, Americans used to want the president's wife (she was not called the First Lady till the late 1890s) to remain in the background; she was basically expected to stay in the private sphere, raising her children and entertaining dignitaries by being the hostess when there was a formal dinner at the White House. But as society began to change, a few first ladies became more public. Louanne "Lou" Hoover, wife of Herbert Hoover, was the first to give a radio talk in 1929-- but she talked about her charitable work, and a president's wife doing charitable work was considered acceptable. Mrs. Hoover had been a working woman before she became the first lady, but a first lady who also had a career was not acceptable. It still doesn't seem to be, even in 2012. Eleanor Roosevelt pushed the boundaries for what a first lady did. She not only had her own radio show, but she gave press conferences and insisted that only women reporters cover her. Still, she rarely discussed policy or politics. She was very public about the causes she believed in, and tried to walk the tightrope of being a "modern" first lady while still being a traditional wife and mother. Still, her willingness to be in the public eye earned her many enemies and she was frequently criticized by traditionalists who felt she was too outspoken or too public. But she also earned the admiration of many Americans, who found her a breath of fresh air and a very interesting person. America's first ladies have seemed at times to be the old-fashioned type, focused on fashion and food and raising kids, while maintaining a public presence only as a glamorous hostess and a dutiful wife (Jacqueline Kennedy comes to mind); some were rarely seen in public, while others made appearances for social or patriotic events. Now and then, a first lady exemplified the "new woman" like Betty Ford, who was very public about her battle with breast cancer and who also spoke about her struggles with alcohol; or like Hillary Rodham Clinton, who even wanted to help her husband with policy decisions. While Mrs. Ford, a liberal on social issues, was sometimes criticized for her views, she was generally very popular. But Mrs. Clinton earned the kind of hostility that Eleanor Roosevelt had experienced, although she also earned similar admiration for being her own person. Today, Michelle Obama has had to fit herself into the role that society demands of first ladies-- giving up her job as a businesswoman, becoming known for charity work and for being the Mom in Chief. We may assume she chose to do this, and she seems genuinely happy with being first lady. But some sociologists and historians wonder if it will ever be acceptable for a first lady to keep her career while also being the first lady.
Eleanor Roosevelt is from new york city
supported new deal