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Eleanor Roosevelt

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Karla Peterson

on 7 May 2014

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Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Trust vs Mistrust
First Year
-Trust not achieved: Lifelong expectation that the world is good and pleasant

-Born: October 11, 1884 to Anna and Elliot Roosevelt.
-She faced a complicated, painful, and unloved childhood.
-Her brother died in infancy.
-Her father had addiction to morphine and alcohol.
-Her mother emphasized everything wrong with Eleanor.
Autonomy vs. Shame & Doubt
1 to 3 Years-Infancy
-Autonomy not achieved: After gaining trust in their caregivers, infants begin to discover that their behavior is their own. If punished too harsh, they are likely to develop shame & doubt.

- They moved in with their grandmother who also faced alcohol and sadness
Industry vs. Inferiority
Middle and Late childhood-6 to Puberty
-Industry achieved: Children direct their energy toward mastering knowledge and intellectual skills

-At seven, Eleanor could not read.
-She joined classes led by tutors.
-Her Grandmother sent her to Allenswood Academy in London.
Identity vs. Identity Confusion
Adolescence- 10 to 20 years
Identity achieved: Adolescents explore roles in a healthy manner and arrive at a positive path to follow in life.

- "ER adored headmistress Marie Souvestre whose "liberal mind and strong personality" spurred ER to believe in herself, study, and act upon her convictions. Reluctant to leave Allenswood (which ER described as the place where she spent "the happiest years of my life"), ER returned to New York in 1901 to fulfill family obligations and make her debut." -GWU
Intimacy vs. Isolation
Early Adulthood-20's and 30's
Integrity vs. Despair
Late Adulthood-60's to Death
-Achieved Integrity: person's life review shows a life well spent

-She never slowed down, but was busier than ever.
-She was constantly traveling to other countries and became known as the goodwill ambassador.
-Eleanor was diagnosed with tuberculosis and aplastic anemia.
-Kennedy appointed her to advisory committee of the Peace Corps, asked her to co-chair Tractors for Freedom Committee, and chose her for chair of the Presidential Commission of the Status of Women.
-Death: November 7, 1962
Generativity vs. Stagnation
Middle Adulthood-40's and 50's
Generativity Achieved: A concern for helping the younger generation to develop and lead useful lives

-She held press conferences for women, argued for women rights, and made relief programs for men and women.
-Eleanor was very involved in civil rights to fight for racial minorities to have equal pay, equal work, and equal rights.
-She visited soldiers to show support for war effort.
-People were invited to the White House for a scrambled egg brunch for anyone to come to.
-She started writing "My Day" in newspapers to touch controversial political subjects.

Intimacy Achieved: Young adults form healthy and intimate relationships with another.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor became engaged secretly because of the concern of them being too young.
-On March 17, 1905, the two were married.
-Franklin was her fifth cousin once removed.
-Together they had 6 kids in 10 years.
-Franklin had an affair and after the relationship lacked intimacy.
-2 Youtube videos
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