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Eleanor Roosevelt
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
born in New York City, October 11, 1884
her father was           , Theodore Roosevelt's younger brother
her mother was Anna         
member of the distinguished                      family
both of her parents died when she was a           
Eleanor spent most of her child with her                       
received a                        education
at age of 15, sent to                     
girls school in               
she learned to speak              fluently
gained social skills and confidence
moved back to New York at age 18
             service work
small scale political activities
gave up her activities for family concerns and her husband's                    career
WWI: volunteered for American        Cross
1921 Franklin stricken with           
Eleanor increased her political activism
maintained his interests
League of            Voters
Womens' Trade Union League
Womens' Division of the New York State Democratic Committee
         husband won the presidency
feared a new life of endless receptions and                      duties
instead, played the First Lady role with style and know-how and also remained                   
held her own female-only            conferences
criticized American                organization and private agencies for their racial discrimination
pursued her own political agency focused on the advancement of womens', workers' and            rights
traveled extensively around the nation
visited              projects
surveyed living and working conditions
reported observations to the                   
was called the president's eyes, ears, and legs
a source of first-hand information for       
daily syndicated column
wrote continuously from 1935 until she died in         
assistant directory of the Civilian Defense Program
visited Europe and the South               
foster good will among             
boost moral
gained widespread popularity at home
gained international prominence
President Truman chose her to represent the United States in the United Nations General Assembly
served as Chair of the Human Rights Commission
worked to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
worked to
enhance multilateral                   
solve the European refugee crisis
fight poverty and                     
improve global educational standards
in the United States
worked to keep the reforming spirit of FDR's New Deal alive
grasped the potential of the mass media to reach out to and             
hosted her own radio and TV shows
was a prolific writer
JFK reappointed her to the United States Delegation to the United Nations
member of the National Advisory Committee of the            Corp
chair of the President's Commission on the Status of Women
Harry Truman
"the first          of the world"
The Three Roosevelts
Theodore Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt on National Security
Franklin Roosevelt's Approach to Security