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Eleanor Roosevelt

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Leslie Infanger

on 23 April 2010

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Eleanor Roosevelt "As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along." "Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't."
"Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it." "Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do." http://www.buzzle.com/articles/accomplishments-of-eleanor-roosevelt.html
http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/abouteleanor/erbiography.cfm worked in the slums of the east side, teaching and spending time with the children
volunteered for the Red Cross throughout World War I
Wrote a column for New York Times "My Day"
Her Husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt used her accomplishments to help his election, consequently she became First Lady
protested against discrimintion of black women by resigning from the Daughters of the American Revolution
volunteered for Red Cross again for World War II
assistant director for the Office of Civilian Defense, urged people to volunteer in the war effort
United Nations chairperson of human rights (drafted "Universal Declaration of Human Rights", helped establish state of Isreal, resigned in 1952, remained unofficial ambassador of middle east asia and europe)
wrote 4 books: "This is My Story", "This I Remember", "On My Own", "Tomorrow is Now"

womens rights and suffrage
black rights Advocated for Shy and slightly introverted
mother died at eight
father died at ten
was sent to a girls finishing school called Allenswood in London, England

headmistress took and interest in her and helped her come out of her shell
became more outspoken person with self-confidence
headmistress had a very liberal ideaologies that influenced Eleanor
taught to state her opinions on political events
"Mlle. Souvestre shocked one into thinking, and that on the whole was very beneficial." -Eleanor Roosevelt
was one of the most important influences in her life Works Cited
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