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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Leadership Project

Hugo Gonzalez

on 5 November 2012

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By: Hugo, Danitza, Ann Marie Eleanor Roosevelt Who was Anna Eleanor Roosevelt? The final years of a great First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11, 1884. During WWI, Eleanor Roosevelt participated in the Red Cross working with wounded soldiers.

She then realized that the amount of soldiers coming back from the battlefield was increasing dramatically. She then built hospitals to treat wounded soldiers. The Leader behind the Leader during the Worst! In 1939, WWII began. World War Two did not end under the leadership of FDR. The end of a leader and the war. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt died November 7, 1962.
She was an inspiration to not only the women of America, but to all of it's citizens. She will forever be the perfect role model that any first lady could ever dream of being. At the age of ten, Elanor lost both her mother and her father. At the age of fourteen, Eleanor was sent to Allenswood; a boarding school in London. In the year 1902, Eleanor first met her father's fifth cousin; Franklin Roosevelt. The happy couple then married one another on March 17, 1905. They then began having children. During World War One, a rumor occurred that FDR was having an affair with his secretary. Eleanor thought about leaving Franklin but knew that if they were to divorce, it would cause him to lose all of his political asseveration. In 1921 FDR, lost all mobility in his legs due to Polio. Eleanor not only cared for him but encouraged Franklin to get back into politics. Eleanor began to become more involved in politics when FDR was unable to move his legs. She joined the League of Women Voters and The State Democratic Committee. In 1932 FDR was in his 2nd term as the governor of New York. He was then elected the 32nd President of the United States of America during this time. She soon began to realize the role that she had to play in her life, was a roll that had never been played before. As her new roll as First Lady now began, Eleanor began to do what she did best. Be a lady. She greeted thousands of people cheerfully and in a friendly manner on a daily bases. She held press conferences. Began to travel to all parts of the world. Began to appear on radio broadcasts. Ran her own newspaper column, "My Day." She began to work with poor immigrant children who would come into New York. An economic program called the New Deal was established to relieve poverty and bring the nation back to work during The Great Depression. After WWI, Eleanor and her friend purchased a private school for girls. They named it Tod-Hunter. She incorporated the same ground rules she was a custom to when she attended Allenswood. She worked as the assistant principal at Tod-Hunter. She helped organize the National Youth Administration which helped provide financial aid to students and hands-on jobs to both men and women. She worked for the betterment of African-Americans. FDR's mother threatened FDR to "cut them off" because divorce would cause a huge conflict in his election. Flew with the chief instructor, Charles Alfred Anderson. Visisted the Tuskgee Air Groups Advcanced Flying school in Alabama. The Daughters of the American Revolution refused to permit Marian Anderson, a black American singer, to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington. Eleanor publicly resigned to protest the action of the organization. The Approaching War. “No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor once again volunteered for the war effort. Eleanor influences the army nurse corp. to open their membership to black women. She became the Office Director of Civilian defense working towards gathering civilian volunteers to participate in the war effort. She championed the cause of desegregation in the military. The Second New Deal.
This promoted labor unions and releief programs to aid tenant farmers and migrant workers. FDR died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Eleanor was in Washington, preparing for a speech and a concert when she received the bad news that her husband was very ill. Rumors have it that FDR's secretary was in the same room when he died. This is also the women he was accused of sleeping with while still married to Eleanor. Eleanor did not allow the death of her husband to stop her from what she felt was right. She became Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Commission. Eleanor drafted the "United Declaration of Human Rights." What is that? A law that Affirmed liberty and equality to all people regardless of their creed, race and color. She wrote numerous novels during her lifetime.
-This is my Story
-This I remember
-On my Own
-Tomorrow is Now
-You Learn by Living
-Eleanor and Harry She supported JFK throughout his presidency. Resigned from the United Nations to volunteer for the American Association for the United Nations, and visited Japan and Yugoslavia. "Life was meant to be lived. . . One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."
- Eleanor Roosevelt She soon helped Marian Anderson to sing outside of Lincoln Memorial. She then help set up a meeting so the Air Force of the Advanced Flying School could plead their cost for support.
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